Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies: A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite
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 nominatives and hyphens. June Casagrande knows this and has invented a whole new twist on the grammar book. Grammar Snobs Are Great... show more
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 nominatives and hyphens. June Casagrande knows this and has invented a whole new twist on the grammar book. 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 of the self-appointed language experts. Chapters include: I’m Writing This While Naked—The Oh-So Steamy Predicate Nominative Semicolonoscopy—Colons, Semicolons, Dashes, and Other Probing Annoyances I’ll Take "I Feel Like a Moron" for $200, Alex—When to Put Punctuation Inside Quotation Marks Snobbery 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 not found anywhere else, demystifying the subject and taking it back from the snobs. In short, it’s a grammar book people will actually want to read—just for the fun of it.
Publish date: March 28th 2006
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
June Casagrande is my personal deity. You should know that before you read the rest of this review (or while deciding whether or not to do so).She's funny, she's smart, and she knows when to take grammar seriously and when to tell it to get over itself, already.I could quote this book like mad -- an...
Yes! I read another book about grammar. Yes! I’m crazy. Yes! I just used three sentence fragments. Yes! I’ve purposefully chosen not to use the perfect past participle—except for here. And, yes! That now makes five sentence fragments.Ah, I feel better now. This book has liberated me from the looming...
After having a long discussion about the difference between "compare to" and "compare with", I decided it was time that I brush up on my grammar skills. This need has become increasingly important to me now that I am a TEFL teacher and my students love to ask me questions about grammar rules, to wh...
Well, there was some interesting/useful information in this book, but overall the humor just fell flat and was really annoying. Either the author thought she is much funnier than she is, or she was trying too hard, or maybe she's just not funny. In any event, it didn't work for me.So grammar snob...
Loved it! It was funny and informative at the same time. I learned a lot and I laughed a lot, although or even because I myself am one of those aforementioned grammar snobs.