HAVE YOU EATEN GRANDMA?


HAVE YOU EATEN GRANDMA?

GYLES BRANDRETH    Book Number: 87892    Product format: Hardback

Writer, broadcaster, actor, former MP and Government Whip, a regular on Radio 4's Just A Minute and the BBC's The One Show, and a friend of Bibliophile, Gyles Brandreth is a cunning linguist. Our language is changing, literacy levels are dwindling, and our grasp of grammar is at crisis point, so you wouldn't be alone in thinking WTF! Don't despair, here Gyles's definitive and hilarious guide to punctuation, spelling and good English is designed for the 21st century. Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation), the self-confessed grammar guru skewers the linguistic horrors of our time, telling us where we've been going wrong and why, and revealing his tips and tricks. 'Why, like, does everyone keep saying like'? Why do apostrophe's keep turning up in the wrong place? Why do we get confused when using foreign phrases - and vice versa? Should it be 'past' or 'passed'? Clear written communication depends on words and the way we use them and all verbophiles will get lost in this compendium of slashes and forward strokes, Americanisms, breaking the word down to spell it, George Orwell's Rules, Martin Amis Rules and more. Gyles is the perfect bedside companion. 311pp.
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ISBN 9780241352632
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