Anguished English

Anguished English

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by Richard Lederer, Nathalie Dupree
     
 

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Anguished English is the impossibly funny anthology of accidental assaults upon our common language. From bloopers and blunders to Signs of the Times to Mixed-Up Metaphors . . . from Two-Headed Headlines to Mangling Modifiers . . . it's a collection that will leave you roaring with delight and laughter.

Help wanteds:

Wanted: Unmarried girls to pick

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Overview

Anguished English is the impossibly funny anthology of accidental assaults upon our common language. From bloopers and blunders to Signs of the Times to Mixed-Up Metaphors . . . from Two-Headed Headlines to Mangling Modifiers . . . it's a collection that will leave you roaring with delight and laughter.

Help wanteds:

Wanted: Unmarried girls to pick fresh fruit and produce at night.

Two-Headed Headlines:

Grandmother of eight makes hole in one!

Doctor testifies in horse suit.

Modern-Day Malapropisms:

I suffer from a deviant septum.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780941711043
Publisher:
Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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One of the fringe benefits of being an English or history teacher is receiving the occasional jewel of a student blooper in an essay or test paper.

Meet the Author

Richard Lederer is the author of more than 35 books about language, history, and humor, including his best-selling Anguished English series. He is founding cohost of A Way with Words on public radio and his syndicated column, "Looking at Language," appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States. He lives in San Diego.

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Anguished English 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not only is this book hilarious, it has helped to show people at my work why correct word usage is important.
Guest More than 1 year ago
No matter how many times I read this book, I still laugh out loud. Somehow the malapropisms and other language confusions collected in this first-of-many books hits a part of the brain that keeps finding them funny! On a more serious level, it helps students understand some mechanisms of language they take for granted.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the funniest book I have ever read. Every year or so I pick it up to read again to add some chuckles to my life and to improve my health. Absolutely hilarious. Over the years, I have bought at least 20 copies to give to friends. It is a must read book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is such a good book! i really love it because it makes me laugh really hard! =)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is so funny. I, got a preview of the book when actors from a traveling Shakespeare group came to my school and read the history bloopers part, and I couldn't get enough of it later on. I haven't read the first two books but if they are as good as this one then pack a box of kleenex because you will be laughing so hard that you'll start crying.
LuluNYC More than 1 year ago
Love this book and have given it to many friends over the years. Every so often, I read it again, for the sheer joy of laughing so hard I can't breathe.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book for the first time in 1990. Personally, no library is complete without a copy. Professionally, being a Registered Nurse, I feel the three best healers are music, hugs, & laughter. The first person to have said, "Laughter is the best medicine" could not have been more truthful. I have purchased many copies to give to others who were ill & strongly recommend this to everyone.
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"Sits down on her old bed"
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Mornin
PatFay More than 1 year ago
Some of the anguished English was stale, seemed like humor from twenty years ago. Sometimes felt insulting, may sell this back to BN and trade up to something more fun.