Monday, 16 January 2012

Guest Post...Doing It All For Aleyna - Eats Shoots And Leaves

Alex is one in a million. She's one of the most warm-hearted (and hilarious) people I know.  I have followed her fab blog 'Doing It All For Aleyna' since I started blogging and her blog posts just have me in stitches plus her posts about her amazing little girl are gorgeous. I was lucky enough to meet her at CyberMummy in June and then amazingly (on my part - still don't know how I made it there!) we were both up for awards at the MAD blog awards in September.  I shared a room with her. Sadly I was a boring old fart being pregnant but Alex looked after me like a true friend and I'll always be grateful for that.


I'm thrilled to have one of her funnies on my blog. Although now I'm completely paranoid about my punctuation. I give you her guest post - Eats Shoots And Leaves...


I was so excited and honoured to have been asked by the beautiful, talented, hilarious and amazing Heather to do a guest post for her whilst she lives it large in Florida.  And then I wasn't.


Whatever am I going to write?  Then it came to me.  I am going to openly confess something over on another blog.  Yes.  Genius.


So here it goes....


I think I might be a grammar bully.


I am not alone.  One of my best friends is also a member of the "word police" and many years ago, I gave her the fabulous book, Eats shoots and leaves for Christmas.  A book for people who love punctuation and get upset about it. 


The author, Lynne Truss, through her passion for punctuation was able to inject some humour into the misuse, or even lack of use, of the comma. (Please let me have put all the commas in their correct places in that last sentence).  


An amphiboly (for that is the correct terminology, don't you know?), describes the ambiguity of a sentence whereby its meaning depends entirely on punctuation


I am always interested and even a little bit delighted to see a new amphiboly.


Here are a couple of my favourite examples.


An English professor wrote these words on the chalkboard and asked his students to punctuate it correctly:


"a woman without her man is nothing"


The males in the class wrote:
"A woman, without her man, is nothing"


The females wrote:
"A woman: without her man, is nothing"



But it wasn't until I came across the following that I felt truly complete....

Stop clubbing, baby seals.


Lynn Truss has also designed a "save the comma" game through which you can test your punctuation skills.  


Having ashamedly got 9 out of 10, I hereby revoke my self-proclaimed title of grammar Nazi.  Oops!








47 comments:

Inside The Wendy House said...

I got full marks...I AM a grammar Nazi!!  

All for Aleyna said...

Thank you so much for having me Heath and how ironically hilarious that I put the comma in the wrong place on what the females wrote.  It should be...

"A woman: without her, man is nothing" And now it makes sense.  Sorry about that!xxxx

Karina said...

I always thought that my grammar was pretty poor, but I got full marks!

Blue Sky said...

I'm paranoid about grammar and spelling - loosing instead of losing, what is that all about? - but I don't always get it right as it was a long long time since I was at school!

jessies_online said...

damn I got 9, I am most annoyed!

jessies_online said...

10 that time, I can enjoy my day now :-)

alysonsblog said...

Spelling is my pet hate, I'm definitely guilt of multiple grammatical errors on my blog - I just type with such a pace and never want to reread it too many times or I make too many changes that somehow seem to change the speed of the post, if that makes any sense?

Michelle Twin Mum said...

Lol, as I read it I thought that!

Mich x

SAHMlovingit said...

Thanks for guest posting Alex xx

p.s. I only scored 9/10 too!

Anonymous said...

viagra online pharmacy buy viagra online cheap us - buy viagra 100mg us

Anonymous said...

generic viagra can you buy viagra online - does viagra work on women

Anonymous said...

buy soma buy soma ship to texas - pills called soma

Anonymous said...

buy soma order soma next day delivery - soma cost

Anonymous said...

soma without prescription soma san diego age - buy soma online cash delivery

Anonymous said...

buy soma soma san diego beer - soma shop jaipur usa

Anonymous said...

buy soma soma drug high - generic name for soma compound

Anonymous said...

buy soma online soma drug recreational - soma muscle relaxer drug test

Anonymous said...

buy soma buy soma online usa - mars volta soma san diego

Anonymous said...

buy soma aura soma online test - soma medication classification

Anonymous said...

soma 350 mg soma drug reviews - soma muscle relaxer directions

Anonymous said...

generic soma buy soma online cod - soma medication controlled substance

Anonymous said...

buy soma buy cheap generic soma - buy somatropin usa

Anonymous said...

buy tramadol online no prescription overnight tramadol overdose 200mg - can tramadol withdrawal kill you

Anonymous said...

buy cialis online cheap cialis us online - cialis medication

Anonymous said...

cialis online cialis online no prescription usa - buy cialis malaysia

Anonymous said...

xanax online how long xanax drug screen - xanax vs valium

Anonymous said...

Brokersring.com - Learn how to turn $500 into $5,000 in a month!

[url=http://www.brokersring.com/]Make Money Online[/url] - The Secret Reveled with Binary Option

Binary Options is the way to [url=http://www.brokersring.com/]make money[/url] securely online

Anonymous said...

generic xanax effects 10mg xanax - yellow xanax bars 039

Anonymous said...

xanax online xanax vs vicodin - alprazolam ratiopharm 0 5 mg

Anonymous said...

tramadol generic buy tramadol online cheap - tramadol to get high

Anonymous said...

buy carisoprodol buy carisoprodol usa - muscle relaxers soma carisoprodol

Anonymous said...

carisoprodol 350 mg carisoprodol online no prescription - generic carisoprodol 350 mg

Anonymous said...

buy cialis viagra buy cialis online in usa - cialis daily bph

Anonymous said...

order cialis online best place buy cialis online - cialis online pharmacy

Anonymous said...

learn how to buy tramdadol can you buy tramadol online legally - buy tramadol usa pharmacy

Anonymous said...

buy klonopin online canada how to get klonopin from doctor - dxm klonopin erowid

Anonymous said...

buy tramadol without a script buy tramadol extended release - many 50mg tramadol overdose

Anonymous said...

http://landvoicelearning.com/#63987 buy tramadol cheap no prescription - half life tramadol 50mg

Anonymous said...

buy tramadol online no prescription buy tramadol online forum - tramadol hcl 650

Anonymous said...

buy klonopin online klonopin overdose antidote - klonopin online mastercard

Anonymous said...

Me and ozzy fucked tougher, trying to show to my
personal god! FUCK YES!' right before cumming inside my warm pussy. were still fucking

Also visit my web site - hcg injections

Anonymous said...

You can spiel casino and so entrance in data on how a deposit will be ill-used. [url=http://www.tasty-onlinecasino.co.uk/]online casino[/url] http://www.onlinecasinotaste.co.uk/ You can Select to Unloosen 5 reel bit generator based Online gambling casino website wants to pull new players or to infuse loyalty in existent players. http://www.onlinecasinoburger.co.uk/

Anonymous said...

Cizza G, et al. Clinical subtypes of depression are associated with specific metabolic parameters and circadian endocrine profiles in women: The power study. Plos One. 2012;7:e28912. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0028912. Accessed June 19, 2012., Visit Your URL: http://yecavez.bmtc.ca#97415 - Helping a Depressed Person Learn how to avoid becoming depressed yourself while caring for a loved one who is depressed, More hints: http://iyocitew.0fees.net#69827 - © 1999-2012 Demand Media, Inc.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure where you're getting your information,
but great topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.
Thanks for great info I was looking for this info
for my mission.

Also visit my homepage - pdf tao of badass

Anonymous said...

Yοur post οffeгs ρroven neсessarу to myself.
Ιt’ѕ verу informаtive anԁ yоu're naturally quite well-informed in this region. You get popped my personal eyes in order to different thoughts about this kind of topic along with intriguing, notable and reliable written content.

My weblog :: viagra Online

Anonymous said...

Υour write-up рrovides eѕtabliѕhed nеcessary
to us. It’s vеry usеful and you rеally are
obviοusly extremely educated in thіs region.
You hаѵe pοpped our eyе foг
you to vагious views on this topic with intriguing, notаble and ѕolid content.


Vіsit my wеbpаge :: harmontown.com

Anonymous said...

The understanding states that even though you get Loose money, Top-notch Respin feature film, providing you 2 respins that could occupy your reels with the Gorilla's atomic number 79. [url=http://ukpaydayloans.blog.co.uk/]http://ukpaydayloans.blog.co.uk/[/url] payday loans mummy likely more times than you can count, them all is to agreement their rules. http://www.oiupaydayloans.co.uk/

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...