Justin Moss

Book Review “Eats, Shoots and Leaves”

Posted on: April 13, 2008

By Lynne Truss

I’m not some grammarian freakoid, but if you’re at all sad to see the demise and misuse of the English language (as I am), then I have book recommendation for you: “Eats, Shoots and Leaves: A Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation” …. it’s a sh#t load of fun, in a retentive way (pun intended) 😉

Book Jacket

A panda walks into a café. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and fires two shots in the air.

“Why?” asks the confused waiter, as the panda makes towards the exit. The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife manual and tosses it over his shoulder.

“I’m a panda,” he says at the door. “Look it up.”

The waiter turns to the relevant entry and, sure enough, finds an explanation.

“Panda. Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China. Eats, shoots and leaves.”

So punctuation really does matter, even if it is only occasionally a matter of life and death.

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