ANGUISHED ENGLISH RICHARD LEDERER PDF

Carnivores eat meat; herbivores eat plants and vegetables; verbivores devour words. If you are heels over head as well as head over heels in love with words, tarry here a while to graze or, perhaps, feast on the English language. Ours is the only language in which you drive in a parkway and park in a driveway and your nose can run and your feet can smell. In their reviews , such illuminati as Sidney Sheldon and Robert Fulghum have penned warm words about my words about words.

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Showing of 14 next show all Wonderful discussion of the world of misusages , typos and errors of English. I laughed out loud throughout the entire book. LindaLeeJacobs Feb 15, First published in , Lederer chronicles the many and various ways in which the English language has been abused, misused and generally massacred.

I first read it years ago but in the rereading now, I would say it holds up pretty well. There are parts that are truly laugh-out-loud hilarious. Some are familiar because they are famous think Yogi Berra-isms ; others are just plain priceless. Want some examples? From student bloopers in essays: - reversing a g and a q : "When a boy and a girl are deeply I love, there is no quilt felt between them.

He wrote Donkey Hote. The next great author was John Milton. Milton wrote Paradise Lost. Then his wife died and he wrote Paradise Regained. I am tired of just hanging around in libido.

I will admit to owning several other books by Lederer, who is nothing if not prolific, though goodness knows, there seems to be a never-ending supply of examples to draw from! My high school English teacher and I bonded over this book.

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Comment from Anguished English by Richard Lederer. Nothing ruins a great piece of writing like a misspelled word. And in some cases, the spell-checker is not a lot of All rights reserved. From Anguished English by Richard Lederer. Reprinted by permission of Gibbs Smith.

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Anguished English

Showing of 14 next show all Wonderful discussion of the world of misusages , typos and errors of English. I laughed out loud throughout the entire book. LindaLeeJacobs Feb 15, First published in , Lederer chronicles the many and various ways in which the English language has been abused, misused and generally massacred. I first read it years ago but in the rereading now, I would say it holds up pretty well. There are parts that are truly laugh-out-loud hilarious. Some are familiar because they are famous think Yogi Berra-isms ; others are just plain priceless. Want some examples?

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