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Part of the review by Publishers Weekly says "Readers intimidated by style manuals and Lynne Truss will enjoy this populist grammar reference." Intimidated by Lynne Truss? How populist can you go? (Or how dumb can you go down?)


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I haven't read it, but now you've brought it to my attention I'll keep an eye out for it Smile!
 
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Part of the review by Publishers Weekly says "Readers intimidated by style manuals and Lynne Truss will enjoy this populist grammar reference." Intimidated by Lynne Truss? How populist can you go? (Or how dumb can you go down?)


Maybe there should be some commas in the sentence.

Readers intimidated by style manuals, and Lynne Truss, will enjoy this populist grammar reference.
 
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The publisher's comments include mention of "suicidal pandas...". I don't think the publisher read Lynn Truss very closely.
 
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Maybe a suicidal panderer? Roll Eyes Oops, in Eats, Shoots and Leaves Truss disparages emoticons. Wellllll, tough! One can't see my expression when I write, and I'm not of her calibre when it comes to expressing myself, so the emotican stays.

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