March 14, 2006

Truss, Eats, Shoots & Leaves 1 -- Jerz: Intro to Literary Study (EL150)

A woman, without her man, is nothing. (meaning a woman without a man is nothing at all...)
A woman: without her, man is nothing. (meaning a man is nothing without a woman...) Elyse, I loved these quotes as well!!

The second sentence is definitelt true. We all know the women in the world keep the men together. (chuckle chuckle).

The misuse of the apostrophe has really been taken for granted. Honestly the silly little apostrophe works his butt off.

I want appreciate Lynn Truss for helping us to acknowledge our mistakes and how much we abuse punctuation, not like it abuses us at all, right??!!Also because she introduced a topic that is rather boring normally, and jazzed it up. I actually wanted to continue reading, but I had to stop. (you know, other work to do).

Posted by SarahLodzsun at March 14, 2006 04:28 PM

Jazzing everything up is the best way to approach a subject. Especially something that is under taught, like English grammar. My English teacher in my junior year, Ms. Lewis, always stressed grammar to us. The punctuation (the little that I know) knowledge that I have is thanks to her. That is the kind of teacher we need now in English. Hopefully, this book can start us off in the right direction.

Posted by: Kevin "Kelo The Great" Hinton at March 14, 2006 06:17 PM
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