Nancy's Reviews > Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assaults Upon Our Language
by Richard Lederer, Bill Thompson
bookshelves: humor, english-language, non-fiction, kindle
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 them that involved homophones (sound-alike words, i.e. him/hymn). He enjoyed them more by reading them.
It's a great party pumper that can soon have people warmed up and in a good mood! Don't forget to provide extra eats -- laughter increases the appetite!!
For me, this book is best taken in small bites, letting a few sink in and then waiting a while(perhaps a day)to return for a few more.
And, for whatever it is worth, I bought this at Amazon.com for my Kindle e-reader. The book is also available in print format.