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Crazy English: The Ultimate Joy Ride Through Our Language
     

Crazy English: The Ultimate Joy Ride Through Our Language

by Richard Lederer, Elaine Pfefferblit (Editor)
 

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In this revised edition of his classic book, Lederer frolics through the logic-boggling byways of the English language and unveils new chapters on misnomers, retronyms, and "The Department of Redundancy Department".

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In this revised edition of his classic book, Lederer frolics through the logic-boggling byways of the English language and unveils new chapters on misnomers, retronyms, and "The Department of Redundancy Department".

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Lederer ``adroitly mixes instruction with hilarity by showing that English, though the richest and most widely used of all the world's languages, is `crazy.' The text is a dazzling collection of anagrams, alliterations, idioms, illogical spelling rules and larky oxymora,'' wrote PW. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671689070
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
08/15/1990
Product dimensions:
4.19(w) x 6.76(h) x 0.54(d)
Lexile:
1250L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Richard Lederer is the author of more than 30 books about language, history, and humor, including his best-selling Anguished English series and his current book, Presidential Trivia. He has been profiled in magazines as diverse as The New Yorker, People, and the National Enquirer and frequently appears on radio as a commentator on language. Dr. Lederer's syndicated column, "Looking at Language," appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States. He has been named International Punster of the Year and Toastmasters International's Golden Gavel winner.

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