Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Gibson, Rhonda, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation. Lynne Truss. New York: Gotham Books. 209 pp. $17.50 hbk.
A panda walks into a café. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and fires two shots in the air.
"Why?" asks the confused waiter, as the panda makes towards the exit. The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife manual and tosses it over his shoulder.
"I'm a panda," he says, at the door. "Look it up."
The waiter turns to the relevant entry, and, sure enough, finds an explanation.
"Panda. Large black-and-white bearlike mammal, native to China. Eats, shoots and leaves."
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Publication information: Article title: Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation. Contributors: Gibson, Rhonda - Author. Journal title: Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. Volume: 81. Issue: 4 Publication date: Winter 2004. Page number: 936+. © Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Winter 2007. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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