Reads, Eats & Sleeps

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I’ve finally gotten around to reading my favorite blogs again (I took a no-blogs, no-Sudoku, no- crossword-or-logic-puzzles vow for the last several months of writing THE MEDICI QUEEN), and Notes from the Copy Editor mentioned the following upcoming title:

LITERALLY, THE BEST LANGUAGE BOOK EVER: ANNOYING WORDS AND ABUSED PHRASES YOU SHOULD NEVER USE AGAIN by Paul Yeager

Well. I suppose I’ll have to preorder it, as it’s due out the first week in May. It follows in the trail blazed by Lynne Truss’ magnificent Eats, Shoots & Leaves. Whereas Truss’ book focuses on punctuation, this one is for aficionados and protectors of the proper use of specific words.
If you – as I do – find joy in passionate discussions of the semi-colon or connotations, this one might be for you.

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For someone such as Paul Yeager, who was annoyed when they were a child that the "Three R's" were reading, writing and arithmetic, I'm not a bit surprised that Jeanne finds this man interesting. I recently received an email from Jeanne concerning the use of English grammar: i.e.; semi-colons, sentence fragments, etc... I can confirm whole-heartedly that Jeanne is PASSIONATE about this subject.

(And, Mrs. Kalogridis, as I'm sure you've noticed, I've peppered the above paragraph with terrible English grammar usage. Please feel free to correct it.) ;-)

You're doing this to torment me, aren't you, John?

Sorry -- I couldn't get past that whopper of a first sentence. Silly me, *I* never knew you led a double life (as in "For someone such as Paul Yeager...I). And then let's not get into the logic of "someone such as." Or when "they" were a child...

The mind boggles.

Jeanne

sis.....


reeely......

i'm stil stunnd yuo can do sudoko!
yuo nevr seese to amaze me, truth
;)

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