Anguished English

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9780941711814
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Anguished English from the Author: Richard Lederer. This is an amusing anthology of assaults upon the English language, fromanted Ads to Mixed Metaphors. It includes such Advertisement bloopers as: "or sale: antique desk suitable for lady with thick legs and large drawers";nd, "Wanted: 50 girls for stripping machine operators in factory". "nguished English" is the ridiculously funny anthology of accidental assaultspon our common language. From bloopers and blunders to Signs of the Times toixed-Up Metaphors...from Two-Headed Headlines to Mangling Modifiers...it's aollection that will leave you roaring with delight and laughter.

More Anguished English

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Robson Books Limited
ISBN: 9780860519348
Size: 50.74 MB
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More Anguished English from the Author: Richard Lederer. A second anthology of genuine, original, untampered and undoctored blunders, bloomers, malapropisms, grammatical gaffes, inspired gibberish and classic student howlers, has been compiled with one aim in mind - to make the reader laugh and laugh again.

The Bride Of Anguished English

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429906391
Size: 38.52 MB
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The Bride Of Anguished English from the Author: Richard Lederer. For years wordsmith and punster Richard Lederer has charmed and delighted fans with his bestselling "Anguished English" series. In his funniest book yet, readers will again cherish the author's latest chronicle of the goofs and gaffes and fluffs and flubs of our anguished language. And the best part? Everything in here actually occurred! Nothing has been made up! Bloopers from foreign restaurants include: * "Our wines leave you nothing to hope for." * "As for the tripe served here, you will be singing its praises to your grandchildren on your deathbed." Excerpts from students' twisted history papers include: * "World War I made the people so sad that it brought on the Great Depression." * "America was founded by four fathers. Delegates from the original 13 states formed the Contented Congress. Thomas Jefferson, a Virgin, and Benjamin Franklin were two singers of the Decoration of Independence, which says that all men are cremated equal and are well endowed by their creator." Hilarious illustrations by Jim McLean make The Bride of Anguished English the perfect book for anyone who loves English with all its blunders and bloopers and quips and quirks.

The Revenge Of Anguished English

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781936863525
Size: 80.43 MB
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The Revenge Of Anguished English from the Author: Richard Lederer. Fourth in the Anguished English series, this updated collection of verbal bloopers will have word nerds in stitches. Pulling together a hilarious array of unfortunate typos, misplaced modifiers, malapropisms, and unintended double-entendres, the grammatical gaffes of the innocent, the negligent, and the downright pompous are all brought to light. From the gas station sign stating "Eat Here and Get Gas" to the church bulletin that reads "Attend and you will hear an excellent speaker and heave a health lunch," hundreds of linguistic blunders are gathered from every layer of society and presented in this jocular assemblage, extracted exactly as they were originally presented.

Fractured English

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671000365
Size: 80.22 MB
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Fractured English from the Author: Richard Lederer. Presents a collection of humorous language errors from newspaper headlines, politician's remarks, court transcripts, insurance forms, signs, and classified ads

Crazy English

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 143913894X
Size: 17.79 MB
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Crazy English from the Author: Richard Lederer. In what other language, asks Lederer, do people drive on a parkway and park in a driveway, and your nose can run and your feet can smell? In CRAZY ENGLISH, Lederer frolics through the logic-boggling byways of our language, discovering the names for phobias you didn't know you could have, the longest words in our dictionaries, and the shortest sentence containing every letter in the alphabet. You'll take a bird's-eye view of our beastly language, feast on a banquet of mushrooming food metaphors, and meet the self-reflecting Doctor Rotcod, destined to speak only in palindromes.

Get Thee To A Punnery

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9780941711821
Size: 61.19 MB
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Get Thee To A Punnery from the Author: Richard Lederer. Quotes, puns, adverts, logos, news headlines - here is a pun of everyersuasion - prepare to start groaning...In a supermarket: Prices are bornere and raised elsewhere. In a music store window: Guitars for sale. Cheap.o strings attached. On the door of another music store: Gone Chopin. Bach in minuet. "Get Thee to a Punnery" proves that the pun is mightier than theword...and here are sidesplitting puns of every color, stripe and persuasiono suit every whim. Even if you don't know that your humerus is your funnyone, this is the book for you.

Word Wizard

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429906456
Size: 31.12 MB
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Word Wizard from the Author: Richard Lederer. After a multi-decade career of stimulating readers to appreciate and laugh at the glories and oddities of our English language, beloved language maven Richard Lederer has collected his very best and most popular pieces in Word Wizard. In this career-capping anthology the reader will find essays that enlighten, inspire, and tickle the funny bone. From his hilarious bloopers to his hymns of praise to the English language, these essays are the brightest gems of a storied career. Word Wizard includes a new introduction, prefaces for each essay, sprightly verse, and material never before published in Leader's language books. With classic chapters such as "The World According to Student Bloopers," "English Is a Crazy Language," and "The Case for Short Words," and shiny new essays such as "The Way We Word" and "Add Wealth to Your Vocabulary," Word Wizard is sure to delight language lovers and Lederer fans everywhere.

A Man Of My Words

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312317867
Size: 38.27 MB
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A Man Of My Words from the Author: Richard Lederer. A new collection of essays by the language expert and author of Anguished English celebrates the joys and curiosities of regional dialects, puns, slang, the art of teaching, and the author's visits to classrooms within and outside of the United States. Reprint.