Book Reviews of Anguished English

Anguished English
Anguished English
Author: Richard Lederer
ISBN-13: 9780440203520
ISBN-10: 044020352X
Pages: 192
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 25 ratings
Publisher: Laurel
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Entertaining - with a lot of good thought material. Some of the subjects covered: school bloopers; weird ads; newspaper blunders; sayings from Goldwyn and Barra; unusual spellings.
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Helpful Score: 2
Funny, funny, funny. The examples based on the (mis)writings of students and others had me laughing out loud. Don't read this book in public if you are trying to avoid notice.
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Fun book with a lot of information
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Did you know that Karl Marx was one of the Marx Brothers? That a man with two wives is called a pigamist? Or that certain road signs in Japan might ask you to drive sideways? These and other side-splitting examples of the many, many ways in which the English language is mangled, tortured, twisted and otherwise abused have been collected by veteran high-school English teacher Lederer for your reading pleasure and discombobulation. :)
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"An anthology of accidental assaults upon our language" according to the front cover. Funny stuff!
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If you love language, and like to laugh, this book of bloopers from a former high school teacher is for you. A good companion to "Fumble Rules" by Willima Safire.
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Need a good laugh. Some real howlers in this one!
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A fun, one-cassette book about the amazing errors in the English language as it is commonly spoken. This is an older book but good nonetheless.