The Grouchy Grammarian. A How-Not-To Guide to the 47 Most Common Mistakes in English Made by Journalists, Broadcasters, and Others Who Should Know. Review of ‘The Grouchy Grammarian’ by Thomas Parrish. The Hardcover of the The Grouchy Grammarian: A How-Not-To Guide to the 47 Most Common Mistakes in English Made by Journalists.

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Some of the most prominent professionals in TV broadcasting and at major newspapers and magazines-people who really should know better-are guilty of making all-too-common grammatical errors.

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I am hoping to get back to reading a bit more in the near future. Night Shamalamadingdong plot twist personality disorder. Written in a chatty style, continuous text where bullet points would help. Gramjarian Home in the Dark is the newest anthology from master writer and editor Lawrence Block. Well, Better, Best, Most.

So that is where things are at for August. Mr Parrish would, I suspect, argue that a more thorough knowledge of the basics would prevent the most egregious errors. I disagree with a few things: Excellent refresher on some common and not-so-common grammar issues. This was an enlightening read.

This is a great grammar resource that rivals “Eats, Shoots and Leaves. At any rate, the story follows the two characters and several other plotlines. Those Good Old Sayings. We got to meet Francesco Read more…. Jul 09, Genine Franklin-Clark rated it it was amazing. A Case of Lead Poisoning. Some of the most prominent professionals in TV broadcasting and at major newspapers and magazines-people who really should know better-are guilty of ggrammarian all-to Do you commit apostrophe atrocities?


The Grouchy Grammarian

To view it, click here. I get the schtick, but it grew old rather quickly. That said, it was enjoyable. There is a more in-depth review in my post of 1 May Now, I look up grammar nazi on google images, see corrections like ‘your, you’re’ or ‘there, they’re, their,’ and think to myself, ‘that’s cute.

This is exactly the kind of lack of basic grammatical knowledge that Parrish’s grouch abhors, especially when limply wielded by professional writers. The Grouch and I.

If so, you’re not alone. The earlier piece has a lot of violence and also has some stereotyping, mostly to the tropes of the characters — the hard-boiled ex-cop turned investigator, etc.

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It is witty enough to read to end and especially helpful for me to clarify some grammar things for a long time. Book 64 Goodreads Challenge: The Alleged Criminal and the Alleged Crime. It ties up ggrouchy series nicely.

Prepositions with More Than One Object. Pairs-Some Trickier Than Others. I found myself agreeing with the grouch on many points while reading this book.

Description Do you commit apostrophe atrocities? At one point, author Thomas Parrish’s persnickety friend, the grammar hawk referred to in the title, likens a well-constructed sentence to an automobile engine.

Or grammaroan I say, order. Book 59 Goodreads Challenge: Mar 24, Heather rated it liked it Recommends it for: Pretty much anybody can set up a room that looks nice, however, and enjoy the results. He illustrates dreadful things that people grammariaj with apostrophes, problems with subject and verb agreement, the misuse of formerthe incorrect use of whomdangling participles, malapropisms, and more.


I have, in truth grown up reading one of the included writers — Joyce Carol Oates.

I am left to wonder though whether this grouch is a real person or an M. The ship, Trouble Dog, whose brain has been created partly from human cells, has gotten disgusted with war and has resigned her commission and joined a rescue operation. I was already your typical lay grammar nazi.

Taken mostly from well-known and reputable institutions such as The New Yorker and the AP, these, sometimes humorous, blunders show that mistakes are common even in the highest echelons of the publishing world while also showing how a general neglect for some of the most basic grammatical rules has led to a blunting and dumbing-down of the way we write and speak.

Aug 21, Hannah rated it really liked it. Book 78 Goodreads Challenge: This book is a kick! It wasn’t bad – I learned a few things that I haven’t read before!

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I now want to explore their work more deeply and dive into the work of the other contributors. The most important rule: Hardcoverpages. Gruchy Grouch is particularly precise, and very demanding. What a Way to Meet Someone. Aug 14, Ty Brown rated it really liked it.