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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Coming into the End Zone. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. It deals with common assaults mistakes with rixhard, and, or phrases on the English language.
I laughed until I cried in the beginning section, reading through students’ essays and seeing their mutilation of facts, but towards the middle of the book, it just kind of lost me. Sometimes, the funniest moments in life are completely accidental.
In other words, the real challenge is to seek As a teacher, I began to gather linguistic jewels many years ago, mainly from my students’ compositions and tests, but sometimes from media or overheard conversations in the street. I’ve actually read parts of this–hilarious!
How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Lederrer the plot. Some of the examples are, I suspect apocryphal, and some are less fresh than they were back when the book was published thanks to their wide distribution We actually read this book years ago and have dipped into it countless times since but that was pre-Goodreads so it has never been logged as a Goodreads book.
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I found the book and spent the right amount of money on it. 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 antuished after page of jokes? Many of these have been on the email circuit, but having them all together makes for just plain fun! My parents have Bloopers and More Bloopers published some time in the fifties or even fortie OK, confession time: May 27, Isaac Wilson rated it liked it Recommends it for: For me, it’s a book I could have thumbed through leerer the store and been just as satisfied as I was by reading the whole thing.
The majority of the book included variations on sexual innuendo, which I suppose is anguishdd be expected from a high school writing, anyway.
The Anatomy of Nostalgia. Maybe I’m just not angusihed a happy enough place right now, but I was disappointed by this book. May 08, Mariah rated it liked it Shelves: And some of them, despite all disclaimers to the contrary, seemed faked.
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To avoid overdosing, I recommend a day-long pause after each chapter. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Mar 31, Jan Ackerson rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Some had me laugh out loud but I had to take it in small doses like someone who tells continuous jokes or puns. Others were trying too hard. Books by Richard Lederer. Jun 12, Zac Sigler rated it did not like it. Some sections are laugh-’til-you-cry hilarious.
Sep 21, Apryl Anderson rated it liked it. The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue. To stop the drip turn cock to right.
Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assaults Upon Our Language by Richard Lederer
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Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assaults Upon Our Language
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It’s a great party pumper that can soon have people warmed up and in a good mood!
Dec 22, Emily Andrews rated it did not like it Shelves: When Mickey Mantle asked him “What time is it? I needed a couple of slender books with light topics. As for second-language users, the mistakes we make, are very similar. You submitted the following rating and review. I didn’t see this anguiwhed a benign humorous mocking. Most importantly, I’ve learned that what I thought was a regional dialect of Northeastern Pennsylvania called Heynabonics is actually a nation-wide sub-language called “Slurvian.
Dec 25, Matt rated it it was lededer.