The book is divided into a number of chapters; the first few deal with "Schoolishness," that being the bloopers of students. A group of my friends have long cherished some of the gems from this section.
Other chapters are cleverly titled "Disord...more
quotes by him is in this book.
When Mickey Mantle asked him "What time is it?" Berra replied: "you mean right now?" How much more zen like...more
Unfortunately, with the advent of email, and youtube, many of the humorous sign mistakes, have been distributed to us to ad nausea.
None-the-less, there are a few good giggles, and some whooooaaah moments, about silly mistakes, we all make ever...more
More fun with discombobulated English! Like Richard Lederer's Get Thee to a Punnery, Anguished English will have you chuckling and grinning, if not rolling on the floor as you read examples of mangled English written not only by children, but by adults who you think would have learned better in school. Many of these have been on the email circuit, but having them all together makes for just plain fun! My numerically- (rather than verbally-) oriented husband had difficulty listening to some of th...more
I've pared my bookshelves down a bit over the years and moves, but this is one book that is always guaranteed a spot.
(3 days later) I'm willing to give a couple of extra stars for the joy of hearing my daughter read 'Anguished English.' Her laughter was contagious =0)
Had some amusing bits.
I still laugh outloud all these years later at the "defeat of the Spanish Armadillo."