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Richard Lederer is the true king of language comedy. Anguished English is the funniest book I have ever read.”—Sidney Sheldon. For Anguished English, my first language book for the larger public, I pasted together the following history of the world from genuine, authentic, certifiable, and . Anguished English is filled with accidental misuses of language that will delight and entertain you. This book has all the student bloopers, dangling modifiers.
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Showing Rating details. Sort order. Jun 17, Becky rated it liked it Shelves: I have learned so much from this book. Most importantly, I've learned that what I thought was a regional dialect of Northeastern Pennsylvania called Heynabonics is actually a nation-wide sub-language called "Slurvian. This was a cute, though disturbing, read. I laughed until I cried in the beginning section, reading through students' essays and seeing their mutilation of facts, but towards the middle of the book, it just kind of lost me.
Yes, there wer I have learned so much from this book.
And some of them, despite all disclaimers to the contrary, seemed faked. Or slightly modified to increase the irony and make them funnier, at the very least.
Still, this was a quick read, and most of it was amusing even if I didn't spend the entire book in tears of laughter, so it wasn't a complete waste of time. View all 9 comments.
Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assaults Upon Our Language
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. I intended, just like Richard Lederer, to make someday a book out of them, but I never imagined this book as a mere anthology — at the end of the day, how long can you laugh while reading page after page of jokes?
How many spoons of honey can you eat before becoming sick? 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.
These are my two main complaints regarding Anguished English: Malaprop apart from the obvious French one. After all, people badly need to be reminded there is always someone who can help them, someone like the author of the following generous offer: Write today for free help!
When a man has more than one wife he is a pigamist. A man who marries twice commits bigotry. The British governor lives there. Perfect for antique lover.
And last but not least, from translations: The lift is being fixed for the next day. During that time we regret that you will be unbearable.
To stop the drip turn cock to right. View all 7 comments. An okay depiction of various language mistakes. Perfect for people who like to post a lot of status updates.
It made me laugh a couple of times, so it gets a pass. It didn't leave me 'roaring with laughter' the way it promised though. I can't put my finger on it, but I didn't like the tone of the book if that makes any sense. I didn't see this as a benign humorous mocking. Occasionally it was a bit condescending. Still, some of the mistakes are hilarious.
Others were trying too hard. An advice: That might have been my mistake. Jan 26, Manybooks rated it liked it Shelves: You can't go home again: I read this when it was first released, in 19mumblemumble, and laughed until I cried. Now I find Lederer condescending and annoying.
I hate the sections with grammatical errors from "citizens applying for payments from a state welfare agency" and "actual [school] excuse notes". Listen to Lederer snicker because "an astonishing number of grownups blithely go about murdering the King's English without any inkling they are committing a serious crime. View 1 comment. Sep 10, Jess Candela rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was a teenager living at home when I read this book for the first time.
My mother expressed concern at all the howling noises she'd been hearing from my room since she got home. I tried to explain to her, but was laughing too hard to speak, tears streaming down my face. The picture on the cover, of Shakespeare grimacing in horror, is apt - you can almost hear the great writers of Western history screaming "No, no, make it stop!
I laughed out loud on more pages than not. Dec 22, Emily Andrews rated it did not like it Shelves: I found some funny, but it was definitely a nitpicky book rather than celebrating blatant mistakes. I mean, come on, the book was published in the nineties, not the sixties. Feb 04, Jonathan Plowman rated it it was amazing. I've re-read this book many times, and it never gets old or outdated. Good fun for grammar Nazis like myself or anyone who enjoys reading about the English language. Jul 19, Krista the Krazy Kataloguer marked it as to-read Shelves: I've actually read parts of this--hilarious!
Share bits of it with your most punny friends. Lederer is a great columnist, and this book is a natural fit for his followers. May 27, Isaac Wilson rated it liked it Recommends it for: While the book as a whole was good, a couple of downfalls gives me hesitation to refer this book to others. The second chapter was brilliant, piecing together a warped world history using the mistakes of students in their essays.
However, as the book goes on, it feels like Richard Lederer is trying too hard to pull together some of the jokes, with many mistakes that simply don't tickle the funny bone. The presentation as truth of 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. The presentation as truth of the commonly quoted JFK German translation mistake proved to be a hoax: Many of the mistakes published in Anguished English are just not as funny if I have hesitations about their origins in truth, since anyone can make up a statement that sounds ridiculous by misplacing a word or two.
This book works well as a coffee-table or quick-bus-ride-read, but it's not one for the marathon reader or highly analytical. Jan 17, Eric rated it really liked it Shelves: I received this book as a gift Sometimes, the funniest moments in life are completely accidental. Anguished English , as the title suggests, is a compendium of blunders, bloopers, and mistranslations guaranteed to split your sides.
The book is divided into a number of chapters; the first few deal with "Schoolishness," that being the bloopers of students.
A group of my friends have long cherished some of the gems from this section. Other chapters are cleverly titled "Disord I received this book as a gift Other chapters are cleverly titled "Disorder in the Court!
If ever you've been embarrassed by putting your foot in your mouth, Anguished English should remind you that you're not alone.
And the rest of the world is laughing along with you. Aug 01, Richard Thompson rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. Customers who viewed this item also viewed! The book is a collection of malapropisms, mangled meanings and garbled grammar which are supposedly drawn from student writing, newpaper headlines, public signage and celebrity quotes.
Some of the examples are, I suspect apocryphal, and some are less fresh than they were back when the book was published thanks to their wide distribution 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. Some of the examples are, I suspect apocryphal, and some are less fresh than they were back when the book was published thanks to their wide distribution via email and the Internet but I decided that, given how much Effie enjoys word play and goofy language, that this would be a good addition to the Bump Memorial Library.
An easy read and a humorous way to pass the time! If you have ever been a teacher, a writer or one of those people who hates words such as "ain't", you will love this book. Although the patient had never been fatally ill before, he woke up dead.
I expected to enjoy the film, but that was before I saw it. Arabs wear turbines on their heads. When there are no fresh vegetables, you can always get canned.
It is bad manners to break your bread and roll in your soup. The problem with intersexual swimming is that the boys often outstrip the girls. Running is a unique experience, and I thank God for exposing me to the track team. A triangle which has an angle of degrees is called an obscene triangle.
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