March 23, 2006

Truss Eats, Shoots and leaves

Truss, Eats, Shoots & Leaves 3 -- Jerz: Intro to Literary Study (EL150)

This chapter covers alot of information for only thirty pages that were in the chapter. I really learned alot from reading these pages. They were very informative and helped to relate back to when i was in middle school.

I never knew that grammar and punctuation could be described as "glamorous", "beautiful" and "graceful". I thought this was funny because not only did Truss refer to punctuation as that, but so did my seventh grade english teacher. I was also thinking about grammar and its relationship with grammar and punctuation. When I read the first chapter, it seemed to me that grammar has left some people due to technology. If that is true, what does our future hold in dtore for us??

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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).

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