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Fans of Richard Lederer's Anguished English series will cherish this newest installment of the author's latest chronicle of the gifts and gaffes of our oddball language. From headlines to menus, student papers to politicians' speeches, every embarrassing example is true-and wonderfully funny.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 23rd 2002 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 2000)
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Jet
Aug 31, 2007 Jet rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Teachers. Really. *grin*
Shelves: fluffybooks
It started out funny - but I reckon, too much of a good thing is not necessarily better. I did have a few laughs at some of the most random examples Lederer quoted. I have a few friends who are teachers and will definitely love this book, if only to lift examples and entertain their English classes.

Still, if you read it, read it in small doses.
Tina
Aug 12, 2010 Tina rated it really liked it
Shelves: humour, non-fiction
I never thought I would read something that would make me laugh so hard that I not only cried but worried my husband as well! The chapter on the headlines in particular is where I lost it.
Aimee
Aug 16, 2010 Aimee rated it liked it
It was funny, some parts more so than others. This is an excellent "bathroom book." You know, the kind that's easy to stop and start so you can read it in the bathroom.
Beverly
Jan 24, 2012 Beverly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: a-humor, a-nonfiction
A worthy successor to the first 2 books in the series, with much of the humor resulting from malapropisms, misplaced modifiers, misspellings, or dangling participles and dangling clauses.
Sheila Coldiron
Nov 02, 2012 Sheila Coldiron rated it it was amazing
I laughed until I cried and then laughed some more until my side ached. If you don't get your daily quota of laughs, this book will fulfill the requirement.
Melody
Jul 19, 2008 Melody rated it really liked it
Funny stuff!
Charissa
Meh. It was okay.
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Funny like the previous books. Some content is repeated from previous books, though most is fresh.
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Jan 21, 2016 Mike Hampton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If laughter is the best medicine, this is a miracle cure.
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Richard Lederer is the author of more than 35 books about language, history, and humor, including his best-selling Anguished English series and his current book, The Gift of Age. He has been profiled in magazines as diverse as The New Yorker, People, and the National Enquirer and frequently appears on radio as a commentator on language. He has been named International Punster of the Year and Toast ...more
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