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Halfway across the Unter den Linden he decided that if anyone challenged him now, he would sprint through the embassy doors and never come out again. As before, he asked the receptionist for Unsworth and Unsworth for Trelawney-Smythe. And your people must have ways of confirming at least some of it.
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Access options available:. This is perhaps unsurprising for a book whose subject is punctuation. And while it became a best-seller in Britain before crossing the pond to us, it is unlikely to cause any great punctuation re- formation; the evolution of the apostrophe into a mark of pluralism, the ascendence of it's over its , and so forth, will likely continue unabated, despite Truss's book.
Nevertheless, the book will hold many pleasures for lovers of language. Readers, writers, teachers and others will find themselves amused and at times instructed by Truss, a former editor and confessed stickler. She has done a sizable amount of research, and the book is peppered with fascinating tidbits from the history of printing and punctuation.
Did you know that the apostrophe didn't arrive on the English beat until the 16th century and was not originally used for possessives? She spices the book as well with anecdotes and arguments on the subject from various literary lights: G. Shaw, for example, upset with T. Lawrence's abuse of the colon, wrote to him, "Confound you and your book: you are no more to be trusted with a pen than a child with a torpedo. What really sustains the book, however, is Truss's lucidity and wit.
When she applies herself to the actual usage of punctuation, she states her case well, and always with good humor. The humor is frequently directed against the yahoos who are corrupting the language through punctuation abuse, but the engaging Truss is perfectly willing to also poke fun at her own obsessions.
The lucid explanations are to be found everywhere—though at times the tidbits seem like gratuitous filler, and the humorous anecdotes begin to make one think this book should be shelved in the bookstore with Dave Barry rather than Diana Hacker. At their best, Truss's pedagogy and humor sometimes combine with [End Page ] her fine writing to provide sublime moments: "The Czech novelist Milan Kundera once fired a publisher who insisted on replacing a semicolon with a full stop; meanwhile, full-time editors working together on the same publication, using the same style book, will put hyphens in, take them out, and put them in again—all in a day, if necessary.
Those who can savor such a sentence will forgive Truss her shortcomings and her popularity. Indeed, they will wish they could sit down with her and trade sticklers' tales. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
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Sep 25, 69 Minutes Buy. She proclaims, in her delightfully urbane, witty, and very English way, that it is time to look at our commas and semicolons and see them as the wonderful and necessary things they are. Using examples from literature, history, neighborhood signage, and her own imagination, Truss shows how meaning is shaped by commas and apostrophes, and the hilarious consequences of punctuation gone awry. We all know the basics of punctuation. Or do we? A look at most neighborhood signage tells a different story. Through sloppy usage and low standards on the internet, in email, and now text messages, we have made proper punctuation an endangered species.
Leaves. So, punctuation really does matter, even if it is only occasionally a matter of life and death. Sticklers, unite! Eats, Shoots & Leaves. “If Lynne Truss were.
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Anxious about the apostrophe? Confused by the comma? Stumped by the semicolon? Join Lynne Truss on a hilarious tour through the rules of punctuation that is sure to sort the dashes from the hyphens.
All rights reserved. Without limiting the rights under copyright reserved above, no part of this publication may be reproduced, stored or introduced into a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise , without the prior written permission of both the copyright owner and the publisher of this book. ISBN 7. To the memory of the striking Bolshevik printers of St Petersburg who, in , demanded to be paid the same rate for punctuation marks as for letters, and thereby directly precipitated the first. Thanks are due to the many writers on punctuation who did all the hard work of formulating the clear rules I have doubtless muddied in this book.
Что значит - пробовал. Стратмор развернул монитор так, чтобы Сьюзан было. Экран отливал странным темно-бордовым цветом, и в самом его низу диалоговое окно отображало многочисленные попытки выключить ТРАНСТЕКСТ. После каждой из них следовал один и тот же ответ: ИЗВИНИТЕ. ОТКЛЮЧЕНИЕ НЕВОЗМОЖНО Сьюзан охватил озноб.
Все были в растерянности. - Ключ… - Ее передернуло. - Коммандер Стратмор отправил кого-то в Испанию с заданием найти ключ. - И что? - воскликнул Джабба. - Человек Стратмора его нашел. Сьюзан, больше не в силах сдержать слезы, разрыдалась. - Да, - еле слышно сказала .
За три десятилетия он перехитрил, превзошел и задавил рекламой всех своих японских конкурентов, и теперь лишь один шаг отделял его от того, чтобы превратиться еще и в гиганта мирового рынка. Он собирался совершить крупнейшую в своей жизни сделку - сделку, которая превратит его Нуматек корпорейшн в Майкрософт будущего. При мысли об этом он почувствовал прилив адреналина. Бизнес - это война, с которой ничто не сравнится по остроте ощущений.