Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Grammar Train

I have accepted that fact that I am still reading and enjoying comic books at age 33. I have accepted the fact that I can and have argued (and will probably continue to argue) the minutiae about Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer, and Marx Brothers movies. I have accepted the fact that my snobbery for coffee forces me to purchase nothing but freshly roasted whole beans. I have accepted the fact that my snobbery for beer forces me to ignore anything brewed in this country. I have accepted the fact that I prefer organically grown food.

However, I never knew how big of a nerd I am and how totally, totally, totally "into" grammar, sentence structures, and the like until I started reading and laughing out loud at Eats, Shoots and Leaves.

Some of you will need this book (if your emails are any indication of your writing skills, God help graduate schools everywhere). Some of you don't need this book but will appreciate the refresher. Some of you need neither the refresher or the book, but will laugh hysterically at the mockery of the grammatically challenged. And the uniquely UK slant of the book.

Read it. Buy it. Buy several copies. Give them as gifts.

Join the revolution.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This was so refreshing to see how wonderfully everything is going for you... the city, the job, the girlfriend! I am elated...really!! I have never felt so happy for someone else I don't think.

I know I've been a bad friend and not kept in touch but this summer has been madness so far, and I'm about to head for Europe for a month!

I hope Athens turns out to be your utopia, or your haven because you surely deserve it.
(P.S. Visit Savannah-- it's my happy place.)

Miss ya lots!!!

Lane

Lara said...

You'd get a kick out of this:

http://www.taylormali.com/index.cfm?webid=30