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Fucking Apostrophes - Simon Griffin

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Published: 26th October 2016
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A hilarious, furious and profoundly useful short guide to the most maddening punctuation in English.

Apostrophes are a f'ing pain. The rules about how to use them are complicated, and have evolved haphazardly.

Originally written as advice by a copywriter for designers - wont to insert and remove apostrophes at will, for visual effect - this is a light-hearted, pocket-sized guide to getting the f'ing things right.

Simon Griffin lets off steam so that we don't have to, showing precisely why 'Rhianna and Jennifer's photos were all over the internet' is quite different to 'Rhianna's and Jennifer's photos' or what words apostrophes are replacing in sentences such as 'He'd like you to buy him some cocaine', or 'They've got it all on camera.'

Elegantly produced, this is the perfect gift for any pedant, as well as an indispensable guide in all our moments of grammar-related frustration.

WARNING: CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE!

About the Author

Simon Griffin is the founder of copywriting agency Hyperbolic and lives with his wife and two children in Leeds. He currently has no plans to learn how to touch type and can happily write whole paragraphs without realising he's left caps lock on.

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    Comments about Fucking Apostrophes:

    I bought two copies. One was for myself and the other for a friend who, like me, cringes when he sees apostrophes misused. How we hate to see "chop's" for sale at a local butcher shop.
    It is an excellent book full of exact examples of the correct use of apostrophes in all cases.

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    'At last, a book that tells you exactly where to stick your apostrophe ... funny and useful, the perfect stocking filler.' -- David Marsh Guardian

    ISBN: 9781785781414
    ISBN-10: 1785781413
    Audience: General
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 64
    Published: 26th October 2016
    Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 15.8 x 10.4  x 1.1
    Weight (kg): 0.08