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 ...
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?
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.
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.
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.