Jun 14, 2009

English language sticklers need beach reads, too

I've just finished reading Lynne Truss' wonderful Eats, Shoots & Leaves. Yes, I got around to reading it a solid six years after it swept bestseller lists. A bit lagging behind the times, I am.

Regardless, I'm enjoying it because I feel kinship with a woman who gets worked up over mispunctuation. One example of punctuation's ability to alter a sentence stuck out, and though everyone must have this tome on their shelves, I had to share it.

A woman, without her man, is nothing.

A woman: without her, man is nothing.

Look out ESL students, you're gonna get a whole pile of earnest punctuation exercises this week.

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