Table Of Contents. Grammar Snobs Are Great Big MeaniesIntroduction: Grammar Snobs Make Good Prison Brides 1. A Snob For All Seasons—Shared. I have to confess, I love grammar. To me, it’s fascinating, not frustrating. I know many people don’t share my passion and that’s okay. But as. Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies is a laugh-out-loud funny collection of anecdotes and essays on grammar and punctuation, as well as hilarious critiques.
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Not only this, but also because I’d rather be a snob than be among the group that ‘doesn’t really care’ about the language, as the author recommends. They would like us to believe that they hold such mystical wisdom, but the truth is they’re as clueless as the rest of us.
View all 44 comments. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Especially something as dry and – yes, admittedly – boring as the science of grammar. I read it enjoying it and hating it equally- whatever dominates in your case, remember that language is beautiful. It is the sense of humor that counts, the idea is to not be snobs that troll. She is funny though, after a while, the “outsider” shtick gets a little old.
She has you laughing as you’re learning. The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation and about every dictionary she’s found nearby. Also, endeavor to not be too harsh as snobs, because most rules have loopholes, if you are good enough a grammarian.
In addition to having to read through page after page of trying-too-hard-to-be-funny text and examples, the book is neither well organized nor particularly helpful. I think that given the topic, Casagrande has done the best possible job that a writer could do.
The book is for everyone.
Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies
Call out people for factual inaccuracies, for flawed arguments and gross generalisations. I have got to stop choosing books based on whether the title makes me laugh.
I might add that I gained many friends, while working there, and we all came to appreciate the joint effort to produce a professional product. Jan 16, Allison Hurd rated it liked it. I was fairly convinced this book was mesns to mock people caring about language.
I can’t even tell you how many times I laughed from her humor. This book did clarify some grammar ambiguities for me while making me laugh out loud at times. Trivia About Grammar Snobs Are You can’t ask for more than that!
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Stormy, my partner in grammar snobbery. May 20, Stefania rated it it was amazing. I did learn two things from this book. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
While I did appreciate the bottom-line messages of her book trust yourself, and a lot of the time there is no single right answershe didn’t really provide a lot of learning or demonstrate any particular knowledge. Jul 07, jeannine rated it really liked it. I think my favorite chapter was at the end – called ‘Satan’s Vocabulary’. Mar 02, Collyn rated it did not like it. Definitely witty and full of interesting tidbits and rules of those sticky points in the en Well, you’ve got to love a book that teaches you something and gives you some laughs at the same time.
Too many of bg “rules” are, ultimately, unknowable, because it always depends on which guide you consult and which format you are writing for yes, it ggeat also okay to end a sentence in a preposition. Apr 10, J. And I’m also grateful to know that there isn’t agreement around many grammar ‘rules’. This is a good book to read – or have as a source for those sticky language situations that you run into.
When I say nobody knows, I don’t mean that the experts bicker over the right way to do these things. View all 3 comments. It was only partly true.
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I will be referring back to this little book often. Yes, I get excited over punctuation. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Casagrande has a gift for pressing her tongue firmly into her cheek and gluing it there.
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