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Anguished English : An Anthology of Accidental Assaults Upon Our Language - 87 edition

Anguished English : An Anthology of Accidental Assaults Upon Our Language (ISBN10: 0941711048; ISBN13: 9780941711043)
ISBN13: 978-0941711043
ISBN10: 0941711048

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0941711036
ISBN10: 094171103X

Summary: Dr. Richard Lederer is the author of more than 2,000 books and articles about language and humor. His book Get Thee To A Punnery (Wyrick) earned him election as International Punster of the Year. Dr. Lederer's syndicated column, ''Looking at Language,'' appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States. He has ben profiled in magazines as diverse as The New Yorker, People, and the National Inquirer. His words appear regularly in Writer's Digest and The Farmer's Almanac
, and he is language commentator on National Public Radio.
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Summary: Dr. Richard Lederer is the author of more than 2,000 books and articles about language and humor. His book Get Thee To A Punnery (Wyrick) earned him election as International Punster of the Year. Dr. Lederer's syndicated column, ''Looking at Language,'' appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States. He has ben profiled in magazines as diverse as The New Yorker, People, and the National Inquirer. His words appear regularly in Writer's Digest and The Farmer's Almanac, and he is language commentator on National Public Radio. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 87
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Wyrick & Co.
Published: 10/28/1996
International: No



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Thompson, Bill Charleston, SC, U.S.A. 1987 Trade Paperback First Edition Near Fine 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 117 pages. Attractive orange-yellow illustrated cover. Text pages are flawless. No marks or stamps. ...show more An unrepentant inmate in the house of correction of composition has collected during his 26 years as a high school teacher and documented a set of English language bloopers to make you laugh. The author feels compelled to issue you a warning. Overdosing on this book could be hazardous to your daily routine. Illustations are as funny as the bad english. Contents: Introduction plus four chapters-Schoolishness, The Blunderful World of Bloopers, Inspired Gibberish and Grammar Gaffes. This book is all about laughter. Norman Cousins, who used laughter to conquer a debilitating disease, writes in Anatomy of an Illness: 'It has always seemed to me that hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally without having to go outdoors. ' Mark Twain should have written ' Man is the only animal that truly laughs (blushes). Or ne ...show less
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Thompson, Bill (Illustrations by). Charleston SC. 1987 Trade paperback Fine. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author. Inscribed by author: '9/5/90, To June & John. ' Light reading wear. Clean tex ...show moret pages and cover. No creasing. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 119 p. Audience: General/trade. Lederer is a linguistics specialist whose career has included teaching at St. Paul's School in Concord NH, commentary on NH pubic radio, newspaper columns, and public speaking (and they were). The pen & ink drawings are wonderful; picture this: 'Grandmother of eight makes hole in one. ' ...show less
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1996-09-18 Paperback Very Good Wyrick & Company 1987 8th printing paperback isbn: 0941711048, inscribed "Merry Christmas to Paul" by author, fine glossy cover, smooth spine, tight binding, clean te ...show morext. ...show less
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