What do suicidal pandas, doped-up rock stars, and a naked Pamela Anderson have in common? They re all a heck of a lot more interesting than reading about predicate minatives and hyphens. June Casagrande kws this and has invented a whole new twist on the grammar book. Grammar Sbs Are Great Big Meanies is a laugh-out-loud funny collection of anecdotes and essays on grammar and punctuation, as well as hilarious critiques of the self-appointed language experts.Chapters include:
I m Writing This While Naked The Oh-So Steamy Predicate Nominative
Semicoloscopy Colons, Semicolons, Dashes, and Other Probing Anyances
I ll Take I Feel Like a Moron for $200, Alex When to Put Punctuation Inside Quotation Marks
Sbbery Up with Which You Should Not Put Up Prepositions
Is That a Dangler in Your Memo or Are You Just Glad to See Me?
Hyphens Life-Sucking, Mom-and-Apple-Pie-Hating, Mime-Loving, Nerd-Fight-Inciting Daggers of the Damned
Casagrande delivers practical and fun language lessons t found anywhere else, demystifying the subject and taking it back from the sbs. In short, it s a grammar book people will actually want to read just for the fun of it.
June Casagrande writes the popular and very humorous A Word, Please grammar column for four Los Angeles Times community newspapers. She has written over 900 articles for various newspapers and magazines and has four years of improvisational comedy training.