More fun with discombobulated English! Like Richard Lederer's Get Thee to a Punnery , Anguished English will have you chuckling and grinning, if not rolling on the floor as you read examples of mangled English written not only by children, but by adults who you think would have learned better in school. Many of these have been on the email circuit, but having them all together makes for just plain fun! My numerically- rather than verbally- oriented husband had difficulty listening to some of th.
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Anguished English is the impossibly funny anthology of accidental assaults upon our common language. First published in , Lederer chronicles the many and various ways in which the English language has been abused, misused and generally massacred.
I first read it years ago but in the rereading now Love this book! Very funny. Richard Lederer is the author of more than 35 books about language, history, and humor, including his best-selling Anguished English series. He is founding cohost of A Way with Words on public radio and his syndicated column, Looking at Language," appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States. He lives in San Diego. Richard Lederer. 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. Excuses Excuses Disorder in the Court TwoHeaded Headlines Lost in Translation Mangling Modifiers1S5. Laffingat Mispellings The World According to Student Bloopers
By Richard Lederer. Mark Twain once wrote, Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to. He could have added, The human being is the only animal that truly laughs.
Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assaults Upon Our Language
An anthology of Accidental Assaults upon English Language". Read from : February 10 th to 17 th My rating:. As a teacher, I have stumbled upon linguistic jewels for many years, in my students compositions and tests. Sometimes I happened to hear them at TV or in the street, or read them in the press. I intended, just like Richard Lederer, to make someday a book out of them, but I never imagined this book as a mere anthology — at the end of the day, how long can you laugh while reading page after page of jokes?