Anguished English: An Anthology Of Accidental Assualts Upon Our Language by Richard LedererAnguished English: An Anthology Of Accidental Assualts Upon Our Language by Richard Lederer

Anguished English: An Anthology Of Accidental Assualts Upon Our Language

byRichard Lederer

Mass Market Paperback | August 5, 1989

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Anguished English is the impossibly funny anthology of accidental assaults upon our language. From bloopers and blunders to Signs of the Times to Mixed Up Metaphors...from Two-Headed Headlines to Mangling Modifiers, here is an outrageous treasury of assaults upon our common language that will leave you roaring with delight and laughter.
Richard Lederer is an American author, speaker, and teacher, best known for his books on the English language and on wordplay such as puns, oxymorons, and anagrams. He has written more than 30 books and was the cohost of a national radio show, A Way with Words.
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Title:Anguished English: An Anthology Of Accidental Assualts Upon Our LanguageFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 6.86 × 4.19 × 0.42 inPublished:August 5, 1989Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:044020352X

ISBN - 13:9780440203520

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Anguished laugh suppression I bought this book and its sequel (More Anguished English) a few years ago when I was a student teacher teaching a Grade 12 English class. Aside from containing lots of instructive examples of the pitfalls of our language, the books were a fun read. Lederer includes all the usual language misuses you'd expect to see (malapropisms, Berraisms). But some sections are particularly amusing, such as the collection of notes written by parents to excuse their kids from school.
Date published: 1999-10-28

From Our Editors

From student essays to newspaper headlines, here is a fabulous collection of linguistic goofs and mixed-up metaphors that have done everything from rewriting history to announcing the ability of a soft drink to resurrect the dead! Dell