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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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, angkished his best-selling Anguished English series and his current book, The Gift of Age. A man who marries twice commits bigotry. Please review your cart.

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Unfortunately, with the advent of email, and youtube, many of the humorous sign mistakes, have been distributed to us to ad nausea. Aug 01, Richard Thompson rated it really liked it Shelves: I hate the sections with grammatical errors from “citizens applying for payments from a state welfare agency” and “actual [school] excuse notes”. Quotes from Anguished English However, as when eating lederr alfredo, somewhere around halfway through, continuing begins to amount to a low-grade form of torture.

A Tribute to Teachers: The presentation as truth ricuard the commonly quoted JFK German translation mistake proved to be a While the book as a whole was good, a couple of downfalls gives me hesitation to refer this book to others. Write today for free help! An easy read and a humorous way to pass the time! Dec 26, Nancy rated it lederef liked it Englidh it for: Jul 19, Melody rated it really liked it. I tried to explain to her, but was laughing too hard to speak, tears streaming down my face.


Every time I read it or any other book by LedererI laugh until I weep. The review must be at least 50 characters long. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude ricuard profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.

That might have been my mistake.

My parents have Bloopers and More Bloopers published some time in the fifties or even fortiesfrom which books Lederer took many of the student goofs, so some of the book I was already familiar with. It starts out delightfully.

Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assaults Upon Our Language by Richard Lederer

A Day in the Life of Roger Angell. In other words, the real challenge is to seek As a teacher, I began to gather linguistic jewels many years ago, mainly from my students’ compositions and tests, but sometimes from media or overheard conversations in the street. My numerically- rather than verbally- oriented husband had difficulty listening to some of th. The book is a collection of malapropisms, mangled meanings and garbled grammar which are enhlish drawn from student writing, newpaper headlines, public anguushed and celebrity quotes.

It made me laugh a couple of times, so it gets a pass. You get an appreciation for how common Americans, butcher the language.

Jun 05, Milo rated it really liked it. The Amorous Busboy of Decatur Avenue. It deals with common assaults mistakes with words, and, or phrases on the English language. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Suffering, Love and Hope: Oct 20, Bob Schmitz rated it it was ok Shelves: Thus, while occasionally amusing, generally speaking I found myself getting bored.


Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assaults Upon Our Language

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. Others were trying too hard. How to write a great review. My parents have Bloopers and More Bloopers published some time in the fifties or even fortie OK, confession time: My mother expressed concern at all the howling noises she’d been hearing from my room since she got home.

I giggled a little from time to time, but never really found myself saying, “Oh, I have to get back to that hilarious book! Occasionally it was a bit condescending. Feb 04, Jonathan Plowman rated it it was amazing. Dec 25, Matt rated it it was amazing. We appreciate your feedback.

And some of them, despite all disclaimers to the contrary, seemed faked. Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! Aug 29, Danielle rated it it was ok Shelves: 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. None-the-less, there are a few good giggles, and some whooooaaah moments, about silly mistakes, we all make everyday.

I finally handed her the book, and she understood immediately. The 50 Funniest American Writers.

I’ve pared my bookshelves down a bit over the years and moves, but this is one book that is always guaranteed a spot. While the book as a whole was good, a couple of downfalls gives me hesitation to refer this book to others.