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The Pun Is Mightier Than The Sword...
Richard Lederer has great puns. And you don't have to take vows to enjoy them. Just Get Thee To A Punnery and laugh yourself int a state of grace. Sinners will be punished with such gems as:
-Old Milkmaids never die -- they just kick the bucket.
-Drunk drivers are people who put the quart before the hearse.
Whether you like 'em hot or cool, straight-up or low-down, here are puns of every color, stripe and persuasion to suit your every whim. Even if you don't know that your humerus is your funny bone, this is the book for you.
Richard Lederer has taught English at St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, for twenty-seven years and holds a Ph.D. in linguistics. The most recent of his almost one thousand articles and books about language and literature is Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assaults Upon Our Language (Wyrick & Company).
Dr. Lederer's weekly column, "Looking at Language," appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States. He is vice president of Spell (Society for thje Preservation of English Language and Literature), a regular contributor to Writing! and Verbatim, and a language commentator on New Hampsjire public radio. Many of the puns in Get Thee to a Punnery were submitted by Dr. Lederer's readers and listeners.
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