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27-MAR-2007 Pops

5th Place Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Pops

by Lynne Truss

An enjoyable read about zero tolerance punctuation.

From the book's back cover:
A Panda walks into a Cafe. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and fires two shots into the air.
"Why?" asks the confused waiter, as the panda makes towards the exit. The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife manual and tosses it over his shoulder.
"I'm a panda," he says, at the door. "look it up."
The waiter turns to the relevant entry and, sure enough, finds an explanation.
"PANDA. Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China. Eats, shoots and leaves."

This photo is the panda cub Mei Lan at the Atanta zoo.

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Canon DSLR Challenge10-May-2007 23:24
There is an Australian 'blue' version of the joke which ends Eats, roots, shoots and leaves. I'll leave you to fit the joke to the punchline. Lovely image pops. -Najinsky
Canon DSLR Challenge06-May-2007 16:21
Thanks for reminding me about...(China That Never Was)
Canon DSLR Challenge06-May-2007 11:58
Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And the panda is sooooooooooooooo cute!!!!
jnconradie05-May-2007 19:42
Absolutely brilliant. The quote has made the book an instant "must read" on my list! :-) Super picture to go with it, Pops! Fortunately, this one does not look the shooting type! Regards jnconradie
Guest 05-May-2007 18:40
So glad you did this before me. My Mei Lan picture pales in comparison.
Guest 05-May-2007 17:45
CanNOT believe I actually laughed at that! ~ Lonnit
Guest 05-May-2007 15:05
Brilliant, Pops! -Michael