The Cunning Linguist: Ribald Riddles, Lascivious Limericks, Carnal Corn, and Other Good, Clean Dirty Fun

The Cunning Linguist: Ribald Riddles, Lascivious Limericks, Carnal Corn, and Other Good, Clean Dirty Fun

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by Richard Lederer
     
 

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Have some fun with your native tongue!

In The Cunning Linguist, renowned language expert Richard Lederer shows us the naughtier side of wordplay, revealing hundreds of hilarious, ingenious, unabashed, and adults-only puns, jokes, limericks, one-liners, and other adventures in sexual humor. This book of "good, clean dirty fun" will delight word hounds,

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Have some fun with your native tongue!

In The Cunning Linguist, renowned language expert Richard Lederer shows us the naughtier side of wordplay, revealing hundreds of hilarious, ingenious, unabashed, and adults-only puns, jokes, limericks, one-liners, and other adventures in sexual humor. This book of "good, clean dirty fun" will delight word hounds, punsters, bachelor-party goers, and anyone who likes a clever grown-up joke.

Here's a taste of The Cunning Linguist:

Q: What does a man have in his pants that you can also find on a pool table?
A: Pockets.

Have you heard about the incompatible couple?
He had no income, and she wasn't pattable.

The four stages of a couple's sex life:
Under 35: Tri-weekly
35-45: Try weekly
45-55: Try weakly
55 and over: Try, try, try.

For much more, sneak between the covers of this unique and laugh-out-loud book.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Internationally renowned word expert Lederer (Anguished English) here offers a collection of dirty humor-from puns, short jokes, and riddles to limericks and other verses. Lederer, who professes to be following a grand tradition of bawdiness in English literature, has organized the content by subject matter, form, and, it would seem, the descending order of decency. The first chapter is a tongue-in-cheek "quiz" to determine whether the reader has a dirty mind. Should one choose to delve deeper, there are chapters on everything from euphemisms to "poonerisms" and rude historical anecdotes. The humor is Austin Powers-like but in print form; abstracted from good delivery or any semblance of a plot, it often leaves the reader cringing rather than grinning. This is the sort of book that brings out the child in adults and that, ironically, children would dearly love to get their hands on, largely because of the delicious promise of parental disapproval. It is, therefore, hardly suitable for a school or general public library collection. In fact, one can imagine its having a place only in a private collection, although its puerile offerings really limit it to the realms of mindless entertainment.-Rebecca Bollen, North Bergen, NJ Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429906425
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Richard Lederer is the author of more than thirty books on the English language, including Anguished English, which is one of the best-selling language humor books in print. His syndicated column, "Looking at Language," appears in newspapers and magazines nationwide, and he co-hosts a weekly show on San Diego and Wisconsin public radio. He lives with his wife Simone in San Diego.


Richard Lederer is the author of a shelf of books on language and grammar, including, most recently, The Bride of Anguished English. He cohosts weekly radio program on NPR in San Diego, and speaks throughout the country. He lives in San Diego, California.

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The Cunning Linguist: Ribald Riddles, Lascivious Limericks, Carnal Corn, and Other Good, Clean Dirty Fun 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is about if you have a dirty mind tell you one thing i have a really dirty mind. i bet you do to it is crazy to read this book because it is funny i rated this book 5 stars because it is funny an sorta disturbing an funny an fun an fun to read to your sister an mom an brother an dad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wouldn't even give it one star.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am srriously half tempted to play along. Eh oh well.)) Eliza looked at Agent Kirk.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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