Book on punctuation wins top prize


Anonymous Patron shares this story with us today.

"A book about punctuation, an unlikely best seller in any year, won the top prize Wednesday at the British Book Awards ceremonies.

Eats, Shoots & Leaves, a lighthearted look at the pitfalls of apostrophes and rampant commas, won the book of the year award for author Lynne Truss.

Alexander McCall Smith, author of a series of a very popular books about the No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, was named author of the year."


My own favorite, quintessential example of why the proper and full use of the serial comma is so necessary is and continues to be: To my parents, Ayn Rand and God.

I like the title of that book though; as rife as it is with innuendo.

Be'cause my own, punctuation skills' are non:pariel}