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Eats, Shoots & Leaves

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ISBN 7. To the memory of the striking Bolshevik printers of St Petersburg who, in , demanded to be paid the same rate for punctuation marks as for letters, and thereby directly precipitated the first.

Thanks are due to the many writers on punctuation who did all the hard work of formulating the clear rules I have doubtless muddied in this book. Trask were all inspirational. Hall told me the panda joke; Michael Handelzalts told me about the question mark in Hebrew; and Adam Beeson told me where to find the dash on my keyboard. Learned copy-editors have attempted to sort out my commas and save me from embarrassment.

I thank them very much. Where faults. Finally, I would like to thank Andrew Franklin for his encouraging involvement along the way, and the hundreds of. It was very good to know that I was not alone. Either this will ring bells for you, or it won't. A printed banner has appeared on the concourse of a petrol station near to where I live. If this satanic sprinkling of redundant apostrophes causes no little gasp of horror or. By all means congratulate yourself.

For any true stickler, you see, the. First there is shock. Within seconds, shock gives way to disbelief, disbelief to pain, and pain to anger. Finally and this is where the analogy breaks down , anger gives way to a righteous urge to perpetrate an act of criminal damage with the aid of a permanent marker. It's tough being a stickler for punctuation these days.

One almost dare not get up in the mornings. True, one occasionally hears a marvellous. A sign at a health club will announce, "Its party time, on Saturday 24th May we.

What about that film Two Weeks Notice? Guaranteed to give sticklers a very nasty turn, that was - its posters slung along the sides of buses in letters four feet tall, with no apostrophe in sight. I remember, at the start of the Two Weeks Notice publicity campaign in the spring of , emerging cheerfully from Victoria Station was I whistling?

Where was the apostrophe? Surely there should be an apostrophe on that bus? If it were "one month's notice" there would be an apostrophe I reasoned ; yes, and if it were "one week's notice" there would be an apostrophe. Therefore "two weeks' notice" requires an apostrophe!

Buses that I should have caught the 73; two 38s sailed off up. Buckingham Palace Road while I communed thus at length with my inner stickler, unable to move or, indeed, regain any sense of perspective. Part of one's despair, of course, is that the world cares nothing for the little shocks endured by the sensitive stickler. While we look in horror at a badly punctuated sign, the world carries on around us, blind to our plight.

We are like the little boy in The Sixth Sense who can see dead people, except that we can see dead punctuation. Whisper it in petrified little-boy tones: dead punctuation is invisible to everyone else - yet we see it all the time. No one understands us seventh-sense people. They regard us as freaks. When we point out illiterate mistakes we are often aggressively instructed to "get a life" by people who, interestingly, display no evidence of having lives themselves.

Naturally we become timid about making our insights known, in such. Being burned as a witch is not safely enough off the agenda. A sign has gone up in. Should I go in and mention it? It does matter that there's no question mark on a direct question.

It is appalling ignorance. But what will I do if the elderly charityshop lady gives me the usual disbelieving stare and then tells me to bugger off, get a life and mind my own business? On the other hand, I'm well aware there is little profit in asking for sympathy for sticklers.

We are not the easiest people to feel sorry for. When we hear the construction "Mr Blair was stood" instead of "standing" we suck our teeth with annoyance, and when words such as "phenomena", "media" or "cherubim" are treated. Sticklers never read a book without a pencil at hand, to correct the typographical errors. In short, we are unattractive know-all obsessives who get things out of. I know precisely when my own damned stickler personality started to get the better of me.

In the autumn of , I was making a series of. At that time, I was quite tickled by the idea of an Apostrophe Protection Society, on whose website could be found photographic examples of ungrammatical signs such as "The judges decision is final" and "No. To the memory of the striking Bolshevik printers of St Petersburg who, in , demanded to be paid the same rate for punctuation marks as for letters, and thereby directly precipitated the first Russian Revolution.

Acknowledgements Thanks are due to the many writers on punctuation who did all the hard work of formulating the clear rules I have doubtless muddied in this book. Nigel Hall told me the panda joke; Michael Handelzalts told me about the question mark in Hebrew; and Adam Beeson told me where to find the dash on my keyboard. Where faults obstinately remain, they are mine alone. Finally, I would like to thank Andrew Franklin for his encouraging involvement along the way, and the hundreds of readers who generously responded to articles in The Daily Telegraph, The Author and Writers' News.

Introduction - The Seventh Sense Either this will ring bells for you, or it won't. By all means congratulate yourself that you are not a pedant or even a stickler; that you are happily equipped to live in a world of plummeting punctuation standards; but just don't bother to go any further.

For any true stickler, you see, the sight of the plural word "Book's" with an apostrophe in it will trigger a ghastly private emotional process similar to the stages of bereavement, though greatly accelerated. Everywhere one looks, there are signs of ignorance and indifference. Naturally we become timid about making our insights known, in such inhospitable conditions.

A sign has gone up in a local charity-shop window which says, baldly, "Can you spare any old records" no question mark and I dither daily outside on the pavement.

When we hear the construction "Mr Blair was stood" instead of "standing" we suck our teeth with annoyance, and when words such as "phenomena", "media" or "cherubim" are treated as singular "The media says it was quite a phenomena looking at those cherubims" , some of us cannot suppress actual screams.

In short, we are unattractive know-all obsessives who get things out of proportion and are in continual peril of being disowned by our exasperated families. In the autumn of , I was making a series of programmes about punctuation for Radio 4 called Cutting a Dash.

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