The revenge of anguished English: more accidental assaults upon our language

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Richard Lederer has been called Attila the Pun, Conan the Grammarian, and the Viceroy of Verbivores. In The Revenge of Anguished English , this "Abbot of Absurdity" (as People magazine has dubbed him) leaves us limp with laughter at how the innocent, the negligent, and the pompous mangle the English language. True to the code of this super-duper blooper snooper, all the fluffs and flubs, goofs and gaffes, and blunders, botches, boo-boos, and bloopers are genuine, authentic, certified, and unretouched. Nothing has been made up! * Student blooper: The four gospels are written by John, Paul, George, and that other guy. * Science blooper: Elephants eat roots, leaves, grasses, and sometimes bark. * In a church bulletin: Attend and you will hear an excellent speaker and heave a healthy lunch. * A headline howler: DENVER CHAPTER WILL HAVE SENATOR FOR BREAKFAST * On a frozen food package: Defrost your frozen food before eating. * Misplaced modifier: Children should not drive golf carts under the age of sixteen. * Spelling error: The driver of the car was cited for wreckless driving.
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ils:.b25623898BookBooks1st ed.EnglishSt. Martin's Press, 2005.xvi, 174 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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title_displayThe revenge of anguished English : more accidental assaults upon our language
title_fullThe revenge of anguished English : more accidental assaults upon our language / Richard Lederer ; illustrations by Jim McLean
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Errors of usage