GRAMMAR. SNOBS. Are. Great Big. MEANIES. June Casagrande. A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite. Penguin Books. Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies has ratings and reviews. Riku said: For Whom the Snob TrollsGrammar snobs who like to bully people have. Here’s some good news for everyone who’s ever been bullied into believing they can’t speak their own language: The grammar snobs are.

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Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. Casagrande skims through explanations in certain places. I appreciate what the author is trying to do, but this frankly isn’t a very good book. I only note it because I’m not sure that all readers will.

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The first group will find the book infuriating. Is it correct to say “It is I she loves,” or “It is me she loves”? More of her writing available here: Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies is an meqnies and entertaining way of learning, or simply reviewing, the fundamentals of English grammar and punctuation.

And I get that it was an anti-grammar snob book, but isn’t that a bit hypocritical for the author of a, you know, book about correct grammar usage?

The title should be at least 4 characters long. I do love a good grammar book, and I am all for relaxing menies and all I appreciate what the author is trying to do, but this frankly isn’t a very good book. Gearing up for the Potter release in a few weeks! This book is hilarious.

While grammar snobs attack others because of their misuse of grammar, grammar nerds and geeks appreciate the rules of grammar and try to help others when they’re unsure how to use grammar properly.


Punctuation, another bugbear, too is pretty darn simple. View all 44 comments.

For example, if you pronounce the word ‘supposedly’ with nig ‘b,’ you’re screwed. Paperbackpages. Her name-dropping suggests the first one—-many jokes are much funnier if you actually know the people she is talking about well, not know, but, you know, professionally and stuff.

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Lists with This Book. Apr 10, J. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Having some experience with gramm A delightfully snarky guide to basic grammar, the examples are hysterical and you will remember them. While I did appreciate the bottom-line messages of her book trust yourself, and a lot of the time there is no single right answershe didn’t really provide a lot of learning or demonstrate any particular knowle One thing that I find rarely works is when authors think they are very clever and very funny and use that “humor” grfat.

I get this—-and I get the underlying reason for it—-but it does get a bit too overwhelming in some spots. The Best Books of No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Any English language learner. Many people want a stern guide to grammar and punctu Note: And that is the crux of the book, learn good grammar while being really mean and bashing up your bullies.

Grammar Snobs Are Great Big Meanies: A Guide to Language for Fun and Spite

Although the tone of the book was rather entertaining, as the chapter progressed, I found myself identifying more and more often with the “Grammar Snobs” than with the author and her intended audience. I think my favorite chapter was at the end – called ‘Satan’s Vocabulary’. But yes, it is okay to start a sentence with “but” this author is unique in her approach.


The review must be at least 50 characters long. This review is a repeat of a previous review with Casagrande’s name substituted for the author of the original work. View all 4 comments. In reality who cares whomever meanise Sometimes Casagrande gets too sidetracked with her humor and stories. I did appreciate her referencing multiple sources to point out that there is little agreement among experts on the questions that trip up common folk.

June Casagrande’s writing is reader-friendly, witty but, sometimes, tiresome. And speaking more about Hell, being a copy editor or reading the slush pile are punishments reserved for the worst sinners. Xre teachers were taught This is how you learn in every environment, whether it applies to grammar or new software at work.

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