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Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assualts Upon Our Language

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ISBN10: 044020352x
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Wretched writing is the lowest of the low; it is a felonious assault on the English language. Exuberantly excessive, it is a sin committed often by amateurs and all-too-frequently by gifted writers having an off day. In short, its very bad writing. Truly bad. Appallingly bad.

Its also very funny.

A celebration of the worst writing imaginable, Wretched Writing includes inadvertently filthy book titles, ridiculously overwrought passages from novels, bombastic and confusing speeches, moronic oxymorons, hyperactive hyperbole, horribly inappropriate imagery in ostensibly hot sex scenes, mangled clichés, muddled metaphors, and unintended double entendres.

Sit back and enjoy these deliciously dreadful samples, and try not to cringe too much.

Synopsis:

Anguished English is the impossibly funny anthology of accidental assaults upon our language. From bloopers and blunders to Signs of the Times to Mixed Up Metaphors...from Two-Headed Headlines to Mangling Modifiers, here is an outrageous treasury of assaults upon our common language that will leave you roaring with delight and laughter.

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njcur, August 3, 2009 (view all comments by njcur)
Need a laugh? Here it is! We bet our friends a free dinner that they cannot read aloud without laughing "The History of the World According to Student Bloopers". We haven't had to pay out yet!
Get it! It will make your day!
Remember laughter is the best medicine.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440203520
Other:
Lederer, Richard
Publisher:
Dell Publishing Company
Author:
Petras, Ross
Author:
Petras, Kathryn
Author:
Lederer, Richard
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Language arts
Subject:
English language -- Errors of usage -- Humor.
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Subject:
Grammar
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
488
Publication Date:
19890831
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.18x4.32x.43 in. .22 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Anguished English is the impossibly funny anthology of accidental assaults upon our language. From bloopers and blunders to Signs of the Times to Mixed Up Metaphors...from Two-Headed Headlines to Mangling Modifiers, here is an outrageous treasury of assaults upon our common language that will leave you roaring with delight and laughter.
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