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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Sleeping Dogs Don’t Lay. I didn’t see this as a benign humorous mocking.
Yogi Berra has always been one of my favorite comedians without his meaning to. It’s a great party pumper that can soon have people warmed up and in anguisged good mood!
But Enough About You. Yes, there wer I have learned so much from this book. Lederer is a great columnist, and this book is a natural fit for his followers. In the foreword, Lederer warns to sip the book, rather than imbibe in gulps — but I had no time to sip, as I still have two more books to read before I reach myas per my challenge and only one more day.
More fun with discombobulated English! I received this book as a gift How to Raise Your I. My numerically- rather than verbally- oriented husband had difficulty listening to some of th More fun with discombobulated English!
Trivia About Anguished English This is really just one big, long list of such mistakes. Preview — Anguished English by Richard Lederer. Other chapters are cleverly titled “Disord I received this book as a gift It starts out delightfully.
I really had read most of these through various e-mails and Readers Digest quotes over the years Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Nov 08, David rated it it was amazing Shelves: It deals with common assaults mistakes with words, and, or phrases on the English language. Anguished Englishas the title suggests, is a compendium of blunders, bloopers, and mistranslations guaranteed to split your sides.
I found myself chuckling for about one out of every five attempts at humor in the latter chapters, and the final chapter on “Slurvians” was the worst part of the book.
Good fun for grammar Nazis like myself or anyone who enjoys reading about the English language. I intended, richad 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? Now I find Lederer condescending and annoying.
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! I can’t put my finger on it, but I didn’t like the tone of the book if that makes any sense.
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The majority of the book included variations on sexual innuendo, which I suppose is to be leferer from a high school writing, anyway. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Quotes from Anguished English I still laugh outloud all these years later at the “defeat of the Spanish Armadillo.
Still, some of anguishex mistakes are hilarious. Mirth of a Nation. Jan 17, Eric rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 26, Nancy rated it really liked it Recommends it for: When Mickey Mantle asked him “What time is it?
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Richard Lederer is the author of more than 35 books about language, history, and humor, including his best-selling Anguished English series and his current book, The Gift of Age. Lists with This Book. I finally handed her the book, and she understood rihard. I still found the work hilarious. What Men Don’t Tell Women. Item s unavailable anguoshed purchase. Frank Sullivan at His Best. The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue. Or slightly modified to increase the irony and make them funnier, at the very least.