It was 22 years ago, when I left that position and entered into retirement bliss. I am the person about whom she is writing!!!!! 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. Order by newest oldest recommendations. View all 4 comments.
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It was 22 years ago, when I left that position and entered into retirement bliss. I am the person about whom she is writing!!!!! 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. Order by newest oldest recommendations. View all 4 comments. Two, if you want a practical guide to grammar, buy a book that has the word usage in the title.
Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies: A Guide to Language for Stripped of all the foul mouthing, the book is a simple call to learn grammar and not grammsr be intimidated and offended by snobs into ignoring it. Jul 07, jeannine rated it really liked it. For instance, Latin has no word for the internet. I now feel more at ease with my usual approach of going with my best judgement. Regardless, and that IS the correct word usagethis book is one that should be read and reread, especially when you are feeling a bit insecure about the English language.
This title will either give you a giggle or make your face pucker up like you just bit a lemon. Grammar nazis, snobs, meanies- call them whatever you like- June Casagrande made sure to paint a picture of a bunch of conservative people with probably broomsticks stuck up their asses. View all 44 comments. It is not static, despite having been girdled at first opportunity by Victorian snobbery. My problem with grammar snobs Opinion The Guardian The teachers were taught it was bad, and they accepted it.
Casagrande skims through explanations in certain places. The third will find it hilarious. The first group will find the book infuriating.
The memory tends to fade as we do. Znobs is the sense of humor that counts, the idea is to not be snobs that troll. Regardless, and that IS the correct word usagethis book is one that should be read and reread, especially when you are feeli This is one book that should be kept at your fingertips whenever you are writing something more involved than a shopping list.
To understand it differently will not only lead to people feeling excluded by language, but by society too. Open Preview See a Problem? Grammar Emperors Wear No Clothes Casagrande insists that the rules are at best self-evident and at worst ridiculous. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. That altar I have set up in the corner is getting chilly. Yes, I get excited over punctuation.
The entertainment factor is worth the read alone! Maybe a book more clearly arranged, more user-friendly, and, yes, more teacherly would be a better guide to follow. The book is for everyone. TOP Related.
Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies
At a grammar book. She tells her reader that she researched both for this book, and it shows in the best way. I can now state with certainty that my 12th grade English teacher, Mrs. I much prefer knowing what yreat and is not correct and when there is a choice or the rules are silent, what is the preferable usage. The book strikes a strange balance between these three groups. These are I have got to stop choosing books based on whether the title makes me laugh. It was a fun book, if a bit confusing at times.
Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies: A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite
But theres a good reason to learn. So good that its worth overcoming the visceral aversion to the word that these grammar snobs have instilled in us. And here is that reason: About half the people you hear spewing the word whom in everyday conversation dont really know how. Punctuation, another bugbear, too is pretty darn simple. In fact most of grammar is extremely simple stuff, with just a few confusing gray areas. Casagrande asks the reader to not let this get to them.