Synopses & Reviews
In the spirit of the bestselling Eats, Shoots & Leaves, this is an informative and highly amusing little book about bad English, full of examples of the incorrect grammar and usage that often pervades modern radio broadcasts, newspaper articles, classroom discussions and political speeches.
As the author explains, he does not take issue with the so-called educated or uneducated uses of the English language. Between You and I is more concerned with the particular form of English debasement we now have, which might be called the half-educated uses of language.
Readers may be surprised to find that much of what they thought was bad English is in fact perfectly good, and that what they have learned to think of as good English is sometimes ignorant, dishonest or just plain stupid.
Full of common examples of the incorrect grammar that often pervades modern radio broadcasts, newspaper articles, classroom discussions, and political speeches, "Between You and I" is most concerned with the "half-educated" uses of bad language.