Armchair Linguist

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Saturday, July 10, 2004

Lynne Truss is at it again

Lynne Truss, author of the bestselling Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation, is at it again, ranting on about correct spelling in last Thursday's Telegraph. To give some indication of Ms Truss's passionate feelings about this subject, here's a sample confession:

Yesterday, as I was travelling by car between Manchester and Leeds, the driver offered to stop at a newsagent's, but as he slowed, I said: "No, look, it says 'stationary' with an A; we'll go somewhere else." He laughed politely, but I wasn't joking.

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