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August 20, 2007

Victor Hugo's Exclamation Point

Victor Hugo, when he wanted to know how Les Miserables was selling, reportedly telegraphed his publisher with the single inquiry "?" and received the expressive "!".
—Lynne Truss in her book Eats, Shoots & Leaves

Source: Eats, Shoots & Leaves daily calendar, Thursday, August 16, 2007 entry.
See also:
Lynne Truss's Home page and;
⇒ Her Eats, Shoots & Leaves page.

WashingtonPost.com's Faces of the Fallen: By Age | 35-year-olds
U.S. Service members who died in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom

Posted by niganit at 7:23 AM | Comments (1)
More like this: Famous People | Humorous | Lynn Truss | Punctuation

May 7, 2007

Can Dogs Please?

When signs go up saying "No dogs please", only one person in a thousand bothers to point out that actually, as a statement, "no dogs please" is an indefensible generalisation, since many dogs do please, as a matter of fact; they rather make a point of it.
—Lynne Truss in her book Eats, Shoots & Leaves

Source: Eats, Shoots & Leaves daily calendar, Thursday, May 3, 2007 entry.
See also:
Lynne Truss's Home page and;
⇒ Her Eats, Shoots & Leaves page.

WashingtonPost.com's Faces of the Fallen: By Age / 18-year-olds
U.S. Service members who died in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom

Posted by niganit at 9:05 AM | Comments (0)
More like this: Humorous | Lynn Truss | Punctuation | Teaching

April 20, 2007

Punctuation Can Make a Difference!

Consider the difference:
"The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness:
Prepare ye the way of the Lord." And:
"The voice of him that crieth:
In the wilderness prepare ye the way of the Lord."
—Lynne Truss in her book Eats, Shoots & Leaves

Source: Eats, Shoots & Leaves daily calendar, Thursday, April 20, 2007 entry.
See also:
Lynne Truss's Home page and;
⇒ Her Eats, Shoots & Leaves page.

WashingtonPost.com's Faces of the Fallen: By Age / 50-year-olds and older
U.S. Service members who died in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom

Posted by niganit at 7:46 AM | Comments (0)
More like this: Humorous | Lynn Truss | Punctuation | Teaching

April 11, 2007

Apostrophe Abolition

The day after the abolition of the apostrophe, imagine the scene. Triumphant abolitionist sits down to write, "Goodbye to the apostrophe, we're not missing you a bit!" and finds that he can't.
—Lynne Truss in her book Eats, Shoots & Leaves

Source: Eats, Shoots & Leaves daily calendar, Saturday, April 7, 2007 entry.
See also:
Lynne Truss's Home page and;
⇒ Her Eats, Shoots & Leaves page.