14 October 2008

{eats shoots & leaves}

today in class, one of my colleagues {heehee its so funny to say} presented a book to us called "eats, shoots and leaves"....the gist of the book was based around this joke and the much-needed zero tolerance approach to punctuation....

"A panda walks into a restaurant, sits down and orders a sandwich. After he finishes eating the sandwich, the panda pulls out a gun and shoots the waiter, and then stands up to go. "Hey!" shouts the manager. "Where are you going? You just shot my waiter and you didn't pay for your sandwich!"

The panda yells back at the manager, "Hey man, I am a PANDA! Look it up!"

The manager opens his dictionary and sees the following definition for panda: 'A tree-dwelling marsupial of Asian origin, characterised by distinct black and white colouring. Eats shoots and leaves.'"

overall its a really cute book that explains how significant a comma can be {or an appostrophe, etc.}

i went to lynne truss's website {the author} and there was a fun little game to play. if you have a moment, stop by and test your punctuation skills!

another good read....that i probably mentioned once before, is the book twilight by stephanie meyer. there is a lot of hype about this sci-fi love story which was one of my main reasons for not wanting to read it. weird, i know. but a girl from work lent it to me and i immediately went from reading one chapter a night until making myself read after 5! it got bad.... now i am on book number two in the series called new moon. ill let you know how this one goes....

thats all for now. {peacelovedanielle}

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