2015年6月9日 星期二

標點:Victor Borge: Phonetic punctuation; interrobang, a question-exclamation hybrid;標點符號二書: Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation; The New Well Tempered Sentence: A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed

Today, on the anniversary of his birth in 1909, we celebrate and honorVictor Borge, "The Clown Prince of ‪#‎Denmark‬"! A ‪#‎comedian‬,‪#‎conductor‬, and ‪#‎pianist‬, Borge became a radio and television sensation renowned for his ‪#‎slapstick‬ comedy routines about‪#‎classicalmusic‬.

Victor Borge: Phonetic punctuation

Victor Borge does his famous phonetic punctuation, that is, adds sound to periods, commas, dashes, etc. while reading a romantic story from a book.
2014.10.2.21:00 香港局勢
Using a question mark in conjunction with an exclamation mark or two can help convey the urgency of a question. But the interrobang, a question-exclamation hybrid, is more than 50 years old, but has never quite caught on. Could this be its moment? (Could it‽)http://econ.st/1mUddZU

Eats, shoots&leaves—The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
作者: 琳恩‧特魯斯/著
原文作者:Lynne Truss

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   本書的原文書名「Eats, Shoots and Leaves」即是一例,此乃源自一則熊貓的笑話:有一隻熊貓走進一家咖啡廳,點了一份三明治,吃了,然後掏出一把槍來,對空鳴了兩槍就要離開了。服務生 困惑地問道:「為什麼呢?」熊貓拿出一本標點符號錯誤百出的野生動物手冊來,往肩膀後一丟。「我是熊貓,你查查看。」

  服務生翻到相關的那一頁時,果然找到了答案。手冊中就寫著熊貓是吃(eats)嫩芽(shoots,名詞)和樹葉(leaves,名詞),但多了個逗點,成了「Eats, Shoots and Leaves」,也就是「吃了東西、開槍後再離開」。



★★★★★ 英語專業工作者、高中以上的學生、編輯
★★★★★ 需使用英文的商務人士
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   琳恩‧特魯斯(Lynne Truss)她原本是一位文學編輯,後來「不務正業」當了廣播電台主持人和作家。現為英國BBC廣播電台英語文法節目最具權威的主持人。同時也出版過三本 小說和許多廣播劇劇本。二○○二年秋,開始為BBC四號電台(Radio 4)製作一個關於標點符號的系列節目,叫「破解破折號」(Cutting a dash)。



 In a 2004 review, Louis Menand of The New Yorker pointed out several dozen punctuation errors in the book, including one in the dedication, and wrote that "an Englishwoman lecturing Americans on semicolons is a little like an American lecturing the French on sauces. Some of Truss's departures from punctuation norms are just British laxness."[2]
 2003-2004 歐美暢銷書:
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Author Lynne Truss
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Subject English grammar
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Profile Books
Publication date
6 November 2003
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 228 pp.

 Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation is a non-fiction book written by Lynne Truss, the former host of BBC Radio 4's Cutting a Dash programme. In the book, published in 2003, Truss bemoans the state of punctuation in the United Kingdom and the United States and describes how rules are being relaxed in today's society. Her goal is to remind readers of the importance of punctuation in the English language by mixing humour and instruction.
Truss dedicates the book "to the memory of the striking Bolshevik printers of St. Petersburg who, in 1905, demanded to be paid the same rate for punctuation marks as for letters, and thereby directly precipitated the first Russian Revolution"; she added this dedication as an afterthought after finding the factoid in a speech from a librarian.[1]

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The New Well Tempered Sentence: A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed (Hardcover) by Karen Elizabeth Gordon (Author) "WHAT A WILD, reckless, willful invention!..." (more)
Key Phrases: independent clauses, Sola Crespusci, The Mauled Scribe
Product Description
For over a decade THE WELL TEMPERED SENTENCE has provided instruction and pleasure to the wariest student and the most punctilious scholar alike. Now Karen Elizabeth Gordon has revised and enlarged her classic handbook with fuller explanations of the rules of punctuation, additional whimsical graphics, and further character development and drama -- all the while redeeming punctuation from the perils of boredom. For anyone who has despaired of opening a punctuation handbook (but whose sentences despair without one), THE NEW WELL TEMPERED SENTENCE will teach you clearly and simply where to place a comma and how to use an apostrophe. And as you master the elusive slashes, dots, and dashes that give expression to our most perplexing thoughts, you will find yourself in the grip of a bizarre and beguiling comedy of manners. Long-time fans will delight in the further intrigues of cover girl Loona, the duke and duchess, and the mysterious Rosie and Nimrod. The New Well-Tempered Sentence is sure to entertain while teaching you everything you want to know about punctuation. Never before has punctuation been so much fun!

About the Author
Karen Elizabeth Gordon is the author of the classic and comic reference books The Deluxe Transitive Vampire, The New Well-Tempered Sentence, and Torn Wings and Faux Pas. Her wanderlusting fiction includes The Ravenous Muse, The Red Shoes and Other Tattered Tales, and Paris Out of Hand. She lives in Berkeley, California and Paris.


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