Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies

A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite

Author: June Casagrande

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101221380

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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What do suicidal pandas, doped-up rock stars, and a naked Pamela Anderson have in common? They’re all a heck of a lot more interesting than reading about predicate nominatives and hyphens. June Casagrande knows this and has invented a whole new twist on the grammar book. Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies is a laugh-out-loud funny collection of anecdotes and essays on grammar and punctuation, as well as hilarious critiques of the self-appointed language experts. Chapters include: I’m Writing This While Naked—The Oh-So Steamy Predicate Nominative Semicolonoscopy—Colons, Semicolons, Dashes, and Other Probing Annoyances I’ll Take "I Feel Like a Moron" for $200, Alex—When to Put Punctuation Inside Quotation Marks Snobbery Up with Which You Should Not Put Up—Prepositions Is That a Dangler in Your Memo or Are You Just Glad to See Me? Hyphens—Life-Sucking, Mom-and-Apple-Pie-Hating, Mime-Loving, Nerd-Fight-Inciting Daggers of the Damned Casagrande delivers practical and fun language lessons not found anywhere else, demystifying the subject and taking it back from the snobs. In short, it’s a grammar book people will actually want to read—just for the fun of it.
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Conversations with William F. Buckley Jr

Author: William Frank Buckley,William F. Meehan

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604732252

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 186

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"The fifteen interviews in this collection are reprinted as they appeared originally ..."-Introduction.
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Author: R.R. Bowker Company

Publisher: N.A

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Category: American literature

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