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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I didn’t see this as a benign humorous mocking. 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 via email and the Internet but I decided that, given how much Effie enjoys word play and goofy language, that this would be a good addition to the Bump Memorial Library.

How many spoons of honey can you eat before becoming sick? Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. 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!

Just leeerer moment angyished we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Gift of Age: If I had read it when it was first released I’m sure I would have appreciated it more. The New Yorker Magazine.

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The Bride of Anguished English: A Bonus of Bloopers, Blunders, Botches, and Boo-Boos

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Whoops, your Freudian slip is showing. 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. He has been named International Punster of the Year and Toast 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.

May 27, Isaac Wilson rated it liked it Recommends it for: The Harlan Ellison Hornbook.

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September 1, Imprint: The chapter on history of the world according to student bloopers alone is worth the price of the book. Nov 19, Laura rated it it was ok Shelves: Jul 19, Melody rated it really liked it. This anguishe was called the Dark Ages. Ratings and Reviews 0 1 star ratings 0 reviews. Perfect for people who like to post a gichard of status updates. Mar 31, Jan Ackerson rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Richard Lederer’s Literary Trivia.

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The curious origins of common words and phrases. For me, it’s a book I could have thumbed through in the store and been just as satisfied as I was by reading the whole thing. However, as the book goes on, it feels like Richard Lederer is trying too hard to pull together some of the jokes, with many mistakes that simply don’t tickle the funny bone.


My high school English teacher and I bonded over this book.

When a man has more than one wife he is a pigamist. Preview — Anguished English by Richard Lederer. I’ve re-read this book many times, and it never gets old or outdated. Anguished Englishas the title suggests, is a compendium of blunders, bloopers, and mistranslations guaranteed to split your sides.

Paperbackpages. Anguished English by Richard Lederer. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I laughed until I cried in the beginning section, reading through students’ essays richad seeing their mutilation of facts, but towards the middle of the book, it just kind of lost me. This fit the bill, but rlchard the added benefit of making me laugh until my sides ached. Richard Lederer’s Classic Literary Trivia.

How to write a great review. We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. 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. My numerically- rather than verbally- oriented husband had difficulty listening to some of th More fun with discombobulated English!