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The bride of anguished English : a bonus of bloopers, blunders, botches, and boo-boos

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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For years wordsmith and punster Richard Lederer has charmed and delighted fans with his bestselling Anguished English series. In his funniest book yet, readers will again cherish the author's latest chronicle of the goofs and gaffes and fluffs and flubs of our anguished language. And the best part? Everything in here actually occurred. Nothing has been made up! Bloopers from foreign restaurants include: Our wines  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Lederer
ISBN: 031226223X 9780312262235
OCLC Number: 44039878
Description: xiv, 178 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Classics of the Classroom --
We Kid You Not --
American History According to Student Bloopers --
Schoolishness --
Weird Science --
A Pleasury of Bloopers --
Politicians Incorrect --
Sore Sport --
Kidding Around in Church --
Parish the Thought --
Court Comedians --
Transcendental Medication --
Give Me a Sign --
A World of Errors --
Towers of Babble --
Unappetizing Menus --
Beware Tounge of Frog --
Press Messes --
Heading for Trouble --
Having Your Head(lines) Examined --
Read My Clips --
The House of Corrections --
Life's Pitch --
How's That Again? --
The Matron Saint of Word Botchers --
Jose, Can You See? --
Metaphors Be with You --
Hodge Podge Logic --
Loopy Labels --
Grammar Gremlins --
What's Wrong with This Picture? --
Stamp Out Flying Modifiers --
Laffing at Missed Aches --
An Embarrassment of Typos.
Other Titles: Anguished English
Responsibility: Richard Lederer ; illustrations by Jim McLean.
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For years wordsmith and punster Richard Lederer has charmed and delighted fans with his bestselling Anguished English series. In his funniest book yet, readers will again cherish the author's latest chronicle of the goofs and gaffes and fluffs and flubs of our anguished language. And the best part? Everything in here actually occurred. Nothing has been made up! Bloopers from foreign restaurants include: Our wines leave you nothing to hope for. As for the tripe served here, you will be singing its praises to your grandchildren on your deathbed. Excerpts from students' twisted history papers include: World War I made the people so sad that it brought on the Great Depression. America was founded by four fathers. Delegates from the original 13 states formed the Contented Congress. Thomas Jefferson, a virgin, and Benjamin Franklin were two singers of the Decoration of Independence, which says that all men are cremated equal and are well endowed by their creator. Hilarious illustrations by Jim McLean make The Bride of Anguished English the perfect book for anyone who loves English with all its blunders and bloopers and quips and quirks.

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