GRAMMAR. SNOBS. Are. Great Big. MEANIES. June Casagrande. A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite. Penguin Books. Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies has ratings and reviews. Riku said: For Whom the Snob TrollsGrammar snobs who like to bully people have. Here’s some good news for everyone who’s ever been bullied into believing they can’t speak their own language: The grammar snobs are.

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Especially something as dry and – yes, admittedly – boring as the science of grammar. I didn’t expect the same level of enthusiasm as Lynn Truss put into Eats, Shoots and Leavesbut I was disappointed in this. I confess to being confused by most of the negative reviews and can’t help believing that folks just couldn’t see past their own agendas and prejudices. The author also doesn’t assume you know the arcane language of grammar, something I was only exposed to in my 30’s studying Japanese.

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The Sense of Style. Lots to mull over with this one! A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite, although marginally funny in places, is primarily meanoes direct attack on people who use grammar correctly and hold the rest of us accountable to do the same, specifically Truss and other named grammarians.

She’s funny, she’s smart, and she knows when to take grammar seriously and when to tell it to get over itself, already. In fact most of grammar is extremely simple stuff, with just a few confusing gray areas. Refresh and try again. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

I’m less impressed at her carping about Lynne Truss and other grammar-book authors. And just to prove her point, she ingress out famous gamer snobs and pulls them down.


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There, I just broke a rule or two! Mar 28, Deborah Markus rated it it was amazing. Free with Audible trial.

Which basically sums up the difference between a grammar nerd, who finds this answer fascinating and a little reassuring, and a grammar snob, who enjoys hitting other people over the head with the force of her rightness and does NOT relish the idea of having to live and let live when it comes to language usage.

But really, there are only two things you need to know about it. Her jokes mostly hit the mark, and in several places I was laughing out loud in public places, trying to hide the fact that this was a grammar book and that people would think I had gone insane. Casagrande discusses splitting infinitives in her book, and she actively encourages her readers to go about splitting them as long as it makes them happy.

Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies: A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite

Paperbackpages. I read it enjoying it and hating it equally- whatever dominates in your case, remember that language is beautiful.

The teachers were taught it was bad, and they accepted it. In meabies collection of hilarious anecdotes and essays, June Casagrande delivers practical language lessons not found anywhere else, demystifying the subject and taking it back from the snobs. And here is that reason: It was only partly true.

Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies: A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite by June Casagrande

As such, she gives her reader a kind of carte blanche to split infinitives. English Choose a language for shopping.

Two, if you want a practical guide to grammar, buy a book that has the word usage in the title. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, grakmar, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.


Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. Author June Casagrande covers pronoun agreement, commas, and lots of common errors.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It really brings home meaniss crazy the english language is! One of the best books I’ve read this year. Read reviews that mention grammar snobs june casagrande eats shoots shoots and leaves lynne truss grammar snob great big big meanies snobs are great english language highly recommend pop culture recommend this book grammar rules rgeat of humor little bit copy editor reference books casagrande makes learning grammar.

When I say nobody knows, I don’t mean that the experts bicker over the right gig to do these things. Otherwise, who’s the snob in here? The book was not only a great refresher, but I learned several new things. Fraser’s reading is robust and articulate, and it fully captures Casagrande’s sense of humor and witty repartee.

I came away from reading this book unenlightened. Cancel anytime and keep all your audiobooks. Casagrande herself acknowledges the tedium of the semi-colon vs.

Grammae better than that, Casagrande overviews the opinions of the major grammar and usage bibles on all the key issues of the day. This book is hilarious. There are those out there that have pet peeves of others speaking improperly. Eventually, I convinced these writers that my goal was to make them look good.

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