Anguished English An Anthology of Accidental Assaults upon the English Language
Anguished English An Anthology of Accidental Assaults upon the English Language
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  • ISBN-13: 9780941711814
  • ISBN: 0941711811
  • Edition: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith, Publisher


Lederer, Richard, Thompson, Bill


"Richard Lederer is the true king of language comedy. Anguished English is the funniest book I have ever read." -Sidney Sheldon Anguished English is filled with accidental misuses of language that will delight and entertain you. This book has all the student bloopers, dangling modifiers, misread headlines, and malapropisms imaginable. It's a must-have for word lovers everywhere. Advertisement: "Dog for sale. Eats anything and is fond of children." In a lawsuit: "Doctor, how many autopsies have you performed on dead people?" "All my autopsies are on dead people." On a Hong Kong tailor shop: "Ladies may have a fit upstairs." Describing an accident: "In an attempt to kill a fly, I drove into a telephone pole."Lederer, Richard is the author of 'Anguished English An Anthology of Accidental Assaults upon the English Language', published 2006 under ISBN 9780941711814 and ISBN 0941711811.

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