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Things That Make Us (Sic): The Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar Takes on Madison Avenue, Hollywood, the White House, and the World

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This book is for people who experience heartbreak over love notes with subject-verb disagreements...for anyone whos ever considered hanging up the phone on people who pepper their speech with such gems as “irregardless,” “expresso,” or “disorientated”...and for the earnest souls who wonder if its “Woe is Me,” or “Woe is I,” or even “Woe am I.”

Martha Brockenbroughs Things That Make Us (Sic) is a laugh-out-loud guide to grammar and language, a snarkier American answer to Lynn Trusss runaway success, Eats, Shoots & Leaves. Brockenbrough is the founder of National Grammar Day and SPOGG — the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar — and as serious as she is about proper usage, her voice is funny, irreverent, and never condescending. Things That Make Us (Sic) addresses common language stumbling stones such as evil twins, clichés, jargon, and flab, and offers all the spelling tips, hints, and rules that are fit to print. Its also hugely entertaining, with letters to high-profile language abusers, including David Hasselhoff, George W. Bush, and Canadas Maple Leafs [sic], as well as a letter to --and a reply from — Her Majesty, the Queen of England.

Brockenbrough has written a unique compendium combining letters, pop culture references, handy cheat sheets, rants, and historical references that is as helpful as it is hilarious.

About the Author

Martha Brockenbrough is the founder of SPOGG, the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar, as well as a writer for Encarta.com and the former editor-in-chief of MSN.com. She is the author of It Could Happen to You and lives in Seattle with her family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312378080
Author:
Brockenbrough, Martha
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Author:
Brokenbrough, Martha
Subject:
Grammar
Subject:
General
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Grammar & Punctuation
Subject:
English language -- Usage.
Subject:
English language -- Grammar.
Subject:
Reference-Grammar and Style
Subject:
Topic / Language
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20081031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 12 black-and-white line drawing
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.41 x 5.35 x 0.985 in

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