One new idea for every day in 2011. We're talking big, small, local,
international, in action and on the drawing board. Here's today's --
Chris Baker and Jacob Hansen are big fans of grammar. Naturally, they were annoyed with poorly phrased Facebook updates, company emails, and text messages, and together, they decided to craft a solution with a much-needed dose of humor.
"The truth about English is that it can get pretty boring," they write. "Dangling modifiers, gerunds, punctuation marks--it's enough to make you want to drop out of high school. Swearing and sex on the other hand, well, these time-honored pastimes warm the cockles of our hearts. Now, The Elements of F*cking Style drags English grammar out of the ivory tower and into the gutter, injecting a dull subject with a much-needed dose of color."
Other helpful chapters include: All I've got in this world are my sentences and my balls,and I don't break 'em for nobody, Pronouns are a real bitch, A colon is more than an organ that gets cancer, and The positive form beats the shit out of wishy-washy writing.
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