Richard Lederer is the true king of language comedy. Anguished English is the funniest book I have ever read.”—Sidney Sheldon. Fourth in the Anguished English series (The Bride of Anguished English, Richard Lederer, Author, Jim McLean, Illustrator St. Martin’s Press. Anguished English is the impossibly funny anthology of accidental assaults upon our common language. From bloopers and Richard Lederer. Gibbs Smith.
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Some sections are laugh-’til-you-cry hilarious.
The New Yorker Magazine. Good fun for grammar Nazis like myself or anyone who enjoys reading about the English language.
The picture on the cover, of Shakespeare grimacing in horror, is apt – you can almost hear the great writers of Western history screaming “No, no, make it stop! During that time we regret that you will be unbearable. The presentation as truth of the commonly quoted JFK German translation mistake proved to be a While the book as a whole was good, a couple of downfalls gives me hesitation to refer this book to others.
Basically a long list of funny things that students, newspapers, signs said. Malaprop apart from the obvious French one. I laughed out loud on more pages than not. You’ve successfully reported this review.
Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assaults Upon Our Language
Lists with This Book. And the rest of the world is laughing along with you. It’s a great party pumper that can soon have people warmed up and in a good mood! My high school English teacher and I bonded over this book.
Certainly the pleasures of youth are great, but they are nothing compared to the pleasures of adultery page I’ve re-read this book many times, and it never gets old or outdated. Lovers of the English language. The Making of the American Essay. Jun 05, Milo rated it really liked it.
If I had read it when it was first released I’m sure I would have appreciated it more.
– Anguished English | Richard Lederer’s Verbivore
I didn’t see this as a benign humorous mocking. Write today for free help!
You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: I was a teenager living at home when I read this book for the first time. It didn’t leave me ‘roaring with laughter’ the way it promised though.
I really had read most of these through various e-mails and Readers Digest quotes over the years The Gift of Age: The Bride of Anguished English. The second chapter was brilliant, piecing together a warped world history using the mistakes of students in their essays. September 1, Imprint: This is fun casual read.
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