Not Sufficiently Subversive

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Top marks for punctuation - Books - Times Online

Amanda Craig has mixed feelings about the junior edition of Eats, Shoots & Leaves:

The reason why grammar bores children rigid is that it runs counter to all their subversive instincts. Bonnie Timmons, the illustrator, grasps this but Truss, it seems, does not. My generation grew up feeling that, thanks to Star Trek, splitting infinitives to boldly go was much more exciting than to go boldly. I can�t help feeling that our children will feel the same way about correct punctuation.

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