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Fucking Apostrophes

Fucking Apostrophes

Author: Simon Griffin
$16.99(AUD)  inc GST
Description
A hilarious, furious and profoundly useful short guide to the most maddening punctuation in English

Apostrophes are an f'ing pain. The rules about how to use them are complicated, and have evolved haphazardly.

Originally written as advice by a copywriter for designers -- wont to insert and remove apostrophes at will, for visual effect -- this is a lighthearted pocket-sized guide to getting the f'ing things right.

Simon Griffin lets off steam so that we don't have to, showing precisely why "Rihanna and Jennifer's photos were all over the Internet" is quite different to "Rihanna's and Jennifer's photos" or what words apostrophes are replacing in sentences such as "He'd like you to buy him some cocaine," or "They've got it all on camera."

Elegantly produced, this is the perfect gift for any pedant, as well as an indispensable guide in all our moments of grammar-related frustration.

WARNING: CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE

Reviews

'At last, a book that tells you exactly where to stick your apostrophe ... funny and useful, the perfect stocking filler.' -- David Marsh Guardian

Author description

simon griffin is the founder of copywriting agency Hyperbolic (www.thisishyperbolic.com) and lives with his wife and two children in Leeds. He currently has no plans to learn how to touch type and can happily write whole paragraphs without realising he's left caps lock on.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781785781414
  • : Icon Books, Limited
  • : Icon Books, Limited
  • : October 2016
  • : 158mm X 104mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 64
  • : Simon Griffin
  • : Hardback
  • : 1116