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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Presidential Trivia, 3rd Edition. I read this when it was first released, in 19mumblemumble, and laughed until I cried. The book is also available in print format. The Harlan Ellison Hornbook. This is really just one big, long list of such mistakes. Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!

Anguished English

Published August 5th by Dell first published Anguished Englishas the title suggests, is a compendium of blunders, bloopers, and mistranslations guaranteed to split your sides. Oct 20, Bob Schmitz rated it it anguisned ok Shelves: And some of them, anguixhed all disclaimers to the contrary, seemed faked.

A Day in the Life of Roger Angell. What Men Don’t Tell Women. This was amusing, and several times I really did LOL.

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. My parents have Bloopers and More Bloopers published some time in the fifties anguisned even fortie OK, confession time: Still, ledreer 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.


I have learned so much from this book.

Feb 04, Jonathan Plowman rated it it was amazing. That might have been my mistake. Those complaints being registered, it’s a quick read, and you’re sure to laugh in at least a few places, even if you have heard them before, so if you go for that kind of thing ya know, like the church bulletin gaffes such as: Quotes from Anguished English Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge.

One of my favorite quotes by him is in this book. Anguished English by Richard Lederer. A Contract with God. Malaprop apart from the obvious French one. Would you like us to take another look at this review?

I was a teenager living at home when I read this book for the first time. Open Preview See a Problem? Good fun for grammar Nazis like myself or anyone who enjoys reading about the English language.

Hilarious, and what’s more, consistently hilarious. He enjoyed them more by reading them. Jan 17, Eric rated it really liked it Shelves: Anguished English 1 3 Feb 02, The picture on the cover, of Shakespeare grimacing in horror, is apt – you can almost rchard the great writers of Western history screaming “No, no, make it stop!


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This is fun casual read. Now I find Lederer condescending and annoying. Is thought this would be more a humorous look at grammar errors a la “Eats, Shoots and Leaves” instead of a collection of grammatical errors. 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.

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