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Cutting a Dash (Eats, Shoots & Leaves) (Radio Collection)

by Lynne Truss

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This disc is comprised of four of the original British radio episodes from which became the basis of the book, Eats Shoots and Leaves.

The episodes are humorous and entertaining and address such subjects as apostrophes on grocery store signs and when to use dashes and semi-colons. Unfortunately, though, the four episodes only total an hour of air time. It should definitely not be confused with the book, Eats Shoots and Leaves which has much more material. ( )
  streamsong | Jun 19, 2016 |
So a Panda walks into a bar, climbs up on the barstool and orders a sandwich. After he eats it, he pulls out a gun, shoots the bartender, and leaves. When the police arrest the Panda, they ask him why he did it. He answers, "I'm a Panda. Go look it up." So the officer does: "Pandas: eats shoots and leaves."

A fun, quick listen, but one hour was just about enough. The random British accents became a bit much after about half the time.
  kaulsu | Mar 5, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0563525029, Audio CD)

The BBC Radio 4 series that inspired the bestselling book Eats, Shoots & Leaves. The runaway success of Eats, Shoots and Leaves brought millions of grammar geeks out of the closet and made it cool to care about punctuation. This is the radio series that started it all: five programmes in which Lynne Truss explores changing fashions in punctuation. She accompanies the founder of the Apostrophe Protection Society through Berwick Street Market on a hunt for the ?greengrocer?s apostrophe?, enters the classroom to hear how children learn punctuation, and finds out whether anyone punctuates text messages. Talking to writers and experts like Fay Weldon and David Crystal, she discovers the origins of the comma in Greek drama and Gregorian chant, considers the case for ?semicolonic irrigation? and asks how a writer?s choice of punctuation expresses his tone of voice. Looking into the future, she wonders if ?emoticons? will put colons, commas and apostrophes on the endangered species list. Impassioned, informative and always amusing, this is an essential listen for anyone who loves language.

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