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    I remember when Eats, Shoots & Leaves was published. After it was recommended by a half dozen friends, I picked it up and immediately thought it was a joke, or at least an ironic look at poor punctuation. The book (beginning with the dedication) was so grammatically flawed that I refused to read it.
    Eats, Shoots and Leaves is one of those popular books that your friends will give you if they know you're interested in language.  Some publication I read had a devastating review of the book, so I warned my wife, "Whatever you do..."

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