9780941711043

Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assaults upon Our Language

Lederer, Richard

ISBN 10: 0941711048 / 0-941711-04-8
ISBN 13: 9780941711043
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Publication Date: 1996
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

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.


Review:
Dr. Richard Lederer is the author of more than 2,000 books and articles about language and humor. His book Get Thee To A Punnery (Wyrick) earned him election as International Punster of the Year. Dr. Lederer's syndicated column, "Looking at Language," appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States. He has ben profiled in magazines as diverse as The New Yorker, People, and the National Inquirer. His words appear regularly in Writer's Digest and The Farmer's Almanac, and he is language commentator on National Public Radio.

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