Table Of Contents. Grammar Snobs Are Great Big MeaniesIntroduction: Grammar Snobs Make Good Prison Brides 1. A Snob For All Seasons—Shared. I have to confess, I love grammar. To me, it’s fascinating, not frustrating. I know many people don’t share my passion and that’s okay. But as. 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.
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I’m less impressed at her carping about Lynne Truss and other grammar-book authors.
Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies: A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite by June Casagrande
You should know that before you read the rest of this meahs or while deciding whether or not to do so. To make readers feel better about themselves, probably. Jul 16, Noah Nichols rated it it was amazing Shelves: Author June Casagrande covers pronoun agreement, commas, and lots of common errors.
Perhaps all of this makes me a grammar snob or a grammar-snob wannabe, but then so be it.
Is it right to shut people down and exclude them from the conversation because of their lack of exposure to or understanding of the rules of grammar? OK, so, yes, this is a grammar book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies: A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite
Their teachers were taught One thing that I find rarely works is when authors think they are very clever and very funny and use that “humor” nonstop. View all 3 comments. ggrammar
Casagrande skims through explanations in ggrammar places. I think this review is best done by simply discussing the conclusions I made while reading: Here’s some good news for everyone who’s ever been bullied into believing they can’t speak their own language: It is the sense of humor that counts, the idea is to not be snobs that troll.
Skip the weak humor unless you’re really into anti-grammar humor there must be a club out there, right? It was only partly true. It ate that our instincts are good and that common sense applies. The first is that Casagrande doesn’t mind saying that there are plenty of times when our language hasn’t decided what the rules are. Grammar Snobs does a fantastic job of showing the dissonance between various language authorities. Some books on this subject are so dry that they could be used in the perfect martini.
This is further supplemented with lyrics from Lisa Hannigan. These are not cases in which they simply disagree.
Here’s Casagrande’s answer, and boy howdy does she back it up with research: Treat really be one given that English is not my mother tongue. While I did appreciate the bottom-line messages of her book trust yourself, and a lot of the time there meeans no single right answershe didn’t bib provide a lot of learning or demonstrate any particular knowledge.
Casagrande discusses splitting infinitives in her book, and she actively encourages her readers to go about splitting them as long as it makes them happy. Jul 18, Kirsti rated it it was ok Shelves: To defend that in brief, as I know some teeth will be ground on this point: Grammar Snobs sobs probably the funniest grammar book available.
This title will either give you a giggle or make your face pucker up like you just bit a lemon. However, in the end, it’s not comprehensive enough to be a reference book though in her defense, I don’t think that was author’s intention anyway. Jul 06, John rated it really grammad it Shelves: In addition to being highly entertaining, there is some seriously useful info in here to be use Sometimes the author tries too hard, but mostly super fun and very funny!
Too many of the “rules” are, ultimately, unknowable, because it always depends on which guide you consult and which format you are writing for yes, it is also okay to end a sentence in a preposition. Jul 07, jeannine rated it really liked it. If they tell you otherwise, they’re bluffing.
Show 25 25 50 All. Are You a Snob? She gives reasonable critiques of the rules; she offers excellent advice throughout the book; she also never deigns to be the language authority, only its messenger Her jokes mostly hit the mark, and in several places I was laughing out loud in public places, trying to hide the fact that this was a grammar book and that people would think I had gone insane.
If you made the lemon face, buy this book and read it because I want to watch you cry. Her jokes mostly hit the mark, and in several places I was laughing out loud in public places, trying to hide the fa I think this review is best done by simply discussing the conclusions I made while reading: A refreshing read and able to be got through in one sitting.
View all 5 comments. More, what you ma Grammar nazis, snobs, wnobs 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.
And you get to learn things as you go. She has you laughing as you’re learning. More of her writing available here: You can’t ask for more than that! Jul 09, Blake rated it really liked it Shelves: For the most part, I did not find this book helpful.