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Eats, shoots and leaves
Posted by: Emer (---.as1.cld.dublin.eircom.net)
Date: July 02, 2004 05:26PM

Has anyone here ever read this book? It's very funny, especially for those of us who are sticklers for good grammar.


Re: Eats, shoots and leaves
Posted by: Talia (---.dialsprint.net)
Date: July 02, 2004 05:46PM

Well, reading a book about grammar had never seemed like a page-turner for me, but next week I'll be starting a grammar class and maybe I'll check it out to lift the gloom and boredom. I should be excited about grammar since I am going to be an english teacher.....gee I think I just made myslef sound like a horrible bore.


Re: Eats, shoots and leaves
Posted by: Pam Adams (---.bus.csupomona.edu)
Date: July 02, 2004 07:29PM

Hey, can we sit in on your class when you teach Blake?

pam


Re: Eats, shoots and leaves
Posted by: marian2 (---.range81-152.btcentralplus.com)
Date: July 03, 2004 06:57AM

Talia - Eats, shoots and leaves went down a storm in the UK and topped the bestseller lists for a bit. I read it and thought it was good, though not the best thing I've ever read (which some people told me they thought). It's certainly many streets ahead of a normal grammar textbook. It does an excellent job of making grammar comprehensible without sending you to sleep, isn't so long you forget it all as you reach the end of each chapter and the illustrations are great!! Considering your future career - I'd say it's an essential tool!


Re: Eats, shoots and leaves
Posted by: Linda (---.cache.pol.co.uk)
Date: July 03, 2004 05:39PM

You know the origin of the title, don't you?


Re: Eats, shoots and leaves
Posted by: Emer (---.as1.cld.dublin.eircom.net)
Date: July 03, 2004 06:12PM

The Panda Joke? Yeah, it's very funny, and for anyone who hadn't heard it before, it's printed on the back of the book.


Re: Eats, shoots and leaves
Posted by: Talia (---.ply.kconline.com)
Date: July 04, 2004 03:03AM

I will have to check it out.


Re: Eats, shoots and leaves
Posted by: lg (---.trlck.ca.charter.com)
Date: July 04, 2004 01:04PM

For anyone who may not have heard the joke go here:

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Les




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