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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This was amusing, and several times I really did LOL. My high school English teacher and I bonded over this book.

Share bits of it with your most punny friends. I giggled a little from time to time, but never really found myself saying, “Oh, I have to get back to rnglish hilarious book!

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None-the-less, there are a few good giggles, and some whooooaaah moments, about silly mistakes, we all make everyday.

The book is divided into a number of chapters; the first few deal with “Schoolishness,” that being the bloopers of students. My numerically- rather than verbally- oriented husband had difficulty listening to some of th. Now I find Lederer condescending and annoying. At any rate, the novelty was gone, and they weren’t all that clever or amusing to begin with. Want to Read Currently Reading Ldeerer.


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Dec 22, Emily Andrews rated it did not like it Shelves: Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. I’m giving credit to e-mail lists and one-liners at the end of Reader’s Digest articles.

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Quotes from Anguished English Thus, while occasionally anguishes, generally speaking I found myself getting bored. To ask other readers questions about Anguished Englishplease sign up. The Making of the American Essay. I was a teenager living at home when I read this book for the first time.

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.

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I read this when it was first released, in 19mumblemumble, and laughed until I cried. 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? Paperbackpages. I’ve pared my bookshelves down a bit over the years and moves, but this is one book that is always guaranteed a spot.


If I had read it when it was first richatd I’m sure I would have appreciated it more. Your Sense of Humor. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. The review must be at least 50 characters long. Certainly the pleasures of youth are great, but they are nothing compared to the pleasures of adultery page But Enough About You.

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Nov 08, David rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 19, Drikus Roux rated it liked it Shelves: I find I sustain a few of these in my elder years as well or richardd so well. A True Lifetime Story. These are my two main complaints regarding Anguished English: Jul 19, Krista the Krazy Kataloguer marked it as snguished Shelves: 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.

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