Gervase Phinns Mangled English: A lighthearted look at the mishandling of the English language by the man with the funny name by Gervase Phinn

Gervase Phinns Mangled English: A lighthearted look at the mishandling of the English language by…

byGervase Phinn, Matthew Phinn

Kobo ebook | October 15, 2013

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Sometimes what we say and write can lead to a great deal of misunderstanding and unintentional humour, as bestselling author and former school inspector Gervase Phinn shows in his book 'Gervase Phinn's Mangled English', a humorous anthology of the mistakes, misprints, malapropisms and misunderstandings in the English language. It includes book requests ('Lionel Richie's Wardrobe by Cecily Lewis') and book titles (Handbook for the Limbless); people's names (Nora Bone); proverbs ('If he died with a face like that, nobody would wash the corpse'); spoonerisms ('The British Broadcorping Castration'); classroom howlers ('A fibula is a small lie'); malapropisms ('She's got a congenial disease') and euphemisms ('I'm off to shed a tear for Nelson'); newspaper misprints ('New research into causes of dysexlia'); and epitaphs ('He died in peace. His wife died first').
Title:Gervase Phinns Mangled English: A lighthearted look at the mishandling of the English language by…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 15, 2013Publisher:Country Publications LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1855683199

ISBN - 13:9781855683198

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