Have You Eaten Grandma? (Hardback)Gyles Brandreth (author)
Why, like, does everyone keep saying ‘like’? Is ‘alright’ all right? Trust Giles Brandreth to help us through that treacherous maze known as English grammar.
Why, like, does everyone keep saying 'like'? Why do apostrophe's keep turning up in the wrong place? Why do we get confused when using foreign phrases - and vice versa? Is it 'may be' or 'maybe'? Should it be 'past' or 'passed'? Is it 'referenda' or 'referendums'?
FFS, what's happening to our language!? Our language is changing, literacy levels are dwindling and our grasp of grammar is at crisis point, so you wouldn't be alone in thinking WTF!
But do not despair, Have You Eaten Grandma? is here: Gyles Brandreth's definitive (and hilarious) guide to punctuation, spelling, and good English for the twenty-first century.
Without hesitation or repetition (and just a touch of deviation) Gyles, the Just A Minute regular and self-confessed grammar guru, skewers the linguistic horrors of our time, tells us where we've been going wrong (and why), and reveals his tips and tricks to ensure that, in future, we make fewer (rather than 'less') mistakes.
End of. (Is 'End of' alright? Is 'alright' all right? You'll find out right here . . . ) And why not check out the Have You Eaten Grandma? podcast, starring Gyles and a host of other grammar and linguisitic lovers and experts.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 27 mm
'Best thing ever, laugh-a-lot, spanning everything. Great book, I'm loving this' - Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2
'Very funny. He enunciates the rules in a clear and entertaining fashion and counsels his audience to read 'the rappers' as well as Jane Austen.' - The Guardian
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“Very enjoyable and enlightening!”
As a retired primary school teacher I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was funny while being very informative. I learned some new ways to remember the spelling of some of my “tricky” words, thank you Gyles!
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