Table Of Contents. Grammar Snobs Are Great Big MeaniesIntroduction: Grammar Snobs Make Good Prison Brides 1. A Snob For All Seasons—Shared. I have to confess, I love grammar. To me, it’s fascinating, not frustrating. I know many people don’t share my passion and that’s okay. But as. Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies is a laugh-out-loud funny collection of anecdotes and essays on grammar and punctuation, as well as hilarious critiques.

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And that is the crux of the book, learn good grammar while being really mean and bashing up your bullies. I was fairly convinced this book was written to mock people caring about language.

One of my pet peeves is seeing commas and periods placed outside of quotation marks! June Casagrande’s writing is reader-friendly, witty but, sometimes, tiresome. Yes, I get excited over punctuation. Apr 28, Riku Sayuj rated it liked it Shelves: It will only serve to alienate people from good english. Casagrande discusses splitting infinitives in her book, and she actively encourages her readers to go about splitting them as long as it makes them happy.

Among all the supposed fun are some well articulated and simple rules that might help make grammar easier for the long-bullied. View all 4 comments.

Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies

Goodreads mfans you keep track of books you want to read. Well, you’ve got to love a book that teaches you something and gives you some laughs at the same time.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. It’s easy to look something up, to find out what all those others will say, and maybe get a chuckle in the process. The grammar snobs are bluffing.

I might add that I gained many friends, while working there, and we all came to appreciate the joint effort to produce a professional product. Her jokes mostly hit the mark, and in several places I was laughing out loud in public grammr, trying to hide the fact that this was a grammar book and that people would think I had gone insane. Regardless, and that IS the correct word usagethis book is one that should be read and reread, especially when you are feeling a bit insecure about the English language.

When I say nobody knows, I don’t mean that the experts bicker meanz the right way to do these things.

I was using this book as a filler between a few other tomes I was reading so much easier to cart around in my purse and soooo much easier on my back and just so happened to find a gem!

For example, if you pronounce the word ‘supposedly’ with a ‘b,’ you’re screwed. They would like us to believe that they hold such mystical enobs, but the truth is they’re as clueless as the rest of us.

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Oct grakmar, Chelsea rated it liked it Shelves: Is it correct to say “It is I she loves,” or “It is me she loves”? Oct 04, Bobby rated it it was ok Shelves: Order by newest oldest recommendations. I didn’t expect the same level of enthusiasm as Lynn Truss put into Eats, Shoots and Leavesbut I was disappointed in this. Even though grammar is usually a dry subject, she somehow found a way to make it humorous.


Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies: A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite

View all 5 comments. And here is that reason: As I read through the book, I tried to figure out her target audience.

Fun as an audiobook. Casagrande has a gift for pressing her tongue firmly into her cheek and gluing it there. The conclusion is clear: The book is arr everyone.

There are enough pressing issues left out and so much space wasted on silly anecdotes that are supposed to appeal to the non-grammar-snob reader that I find this book sorely lacking. Jul 07, jeannine rated it really liked it. And if we retreat now, the meanies win. In addition to being highly entertaining, there is some seriously useful info in here to be use Sometimes the author tries too hard, but mostly super fun and very funny!