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    Wednesday, July 20, 2011


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    I wonder if my students would pay attention to grammar if I used this book...


    It does sound like an updated Joy of Sex.


    I went to the Barnes and Noble site and read an excerpt. I'm still laughing, though I wouldn't get it for my 13 year-old granddaughter. I may, however, recommend to my son and daughter, who would find it humorous.

    Barbara Meyers

    So....."Put that in your Funk and Wagnalls!" It's been a long time since I remembered that from Laugh-In!


    And I want to put it next to my computer at work (for the state)! Next to that whip...

    Cheryl S.

    I think you also need to get "Write More Good". It's hysterical. And even better since one of our local knitters is one of "The Editors".

    Cheryl S.

    Oh, sorry. That should have been "one of 'The Bureau Chiefs'".

    Jennifer B. / Brooklyn

    Oh my. WANT!
    'Nuff said.


    Love it. Definitely a book for the shelf - the Kindle version just wouldn't be the same...


    I've said it before, YOU should be a book editor.


    I don't know what to say, but I just really felt like I should comment on this. Yay, you're not afraid to say Fucking on your blog!

    I too love how editiors can get their knicker in a knot about things like which, witch, and whitch (I don't even know if that last one is a word) but they can ignore all the big stuff.


    From one of your regular lurkers: Thanks (from an editor) for the top of the morning laugh. Now I can face my day at the office in fucking style!


    Thank you! I keep looking at the title and muttering to myself, "you're doing it wrong..." It's fucking nice to not be alone.


    I don't know, Norma, I think there is a subtle difference in the connotations of "The Fucking Elements of Style" and "The Elements of Fucking Style" (beyond the ambiguity you mentioned). Somehow the former sounds more uptight, while the latter expresses a certain joie-de-fucking-vivre.

    Seanna Lea

    Are you sure you don't want to see the entries for the different positions you can put your semicolon in?


    Love it!

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