Book Discussion on Eats, Shoots and Leaves

Ms. Truss talked about her book, Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, published by Gotham… read more

Ms. Truss talked about her book, Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, published by Gotham Books. She detailed her obsession with good grammar and punctuation, and gave examples of incorrect usage of punctuation and language in Britain and the United States. She noted that she observes bad grammar everywhere, and that with the increasing disregard for punctuation and grammar in electronic correspondence and advertising, all hope for reform may be lost. Ms. Truss also read selections from her book and responded to questions from the audience. close

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Book Discussion on Eats, Shoots and Leaves

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181774-1
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Portland, Oregon, United States
First Aired:
May 9, 2004
Last Aired:
Jan 1, 2005

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  • May 09, 2004 | 12:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 09, 2004 | 7:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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  • Jun 13, 2004 | 1:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 01, 2005 | 9:57pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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