Pandas, Hebrew Punctuation & Dandruffy Scholars

Lynne Truss in Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation (Gotham 2003) writes:truss-eats-shoots-leaves.jpg

if Hebrew or any of the other ancient languages had included punctuation (in the case of Hebrew, a few vowels might have been nice as well), two thousand years of scriptural exegesis need never have occurred, and a lot of clever, dandruffy people could definitely have spent more time in the fresh air.

(Christi liked this quote so much that she called my cell specifically to read it to me because she considers me a clever, dandruffy person who doesnโ€™t spend much time in the fresh air.)

She says this book is โ€œlike reading Anne Lamont on grammar.โ€

3 thoughts on “Pandas, Hebrew Punctuation & Dandruffy Scholars

  1. John C. Poirier says:

    It’s just “Pandas”, not “Panda Bears”. (Pandas aren’t bears–they’re in the raccoon family.)

  2. Ben says:

    Thanks, John. Correction made. Learn something new every day.

  3. Jim says:

    That chap is just rude. And I don’t mean Jack this time. I mean the author person. Just rude. Many of us get plenty of air (or we would be dead, wouldn’t we?). And as to dandruff- that’s not a problem any academics I know suffer from (with one or two exceptions but they are really old men and so- so what if they get flaky stuff on their collar….)


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