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Download Now: nissart.info?book=X [PDF] Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assaults Upon Our Language. Anguished English: an anthology of accidental assaults upon our language 2 editions. 2 editions First published in Anguished English: an anthology of accidental assaults upon our language. Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assaults upon Our Language Mass Market Paperback – August 5, This item:Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assaults upon Our Language by Richard Lederer Mass Market Paperback $ Get Thee to a Punnery: An Anthology.
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Richard Lederer is the true king of language comedy. Anguished English is the funniest book I have ever read.”—Sidney Sheldon. For Anguished English, my first language book for the larger public, I pasted together the following history of the world from genuine, authentic, certifiable, and . Anguished English is filled with accidental misuses of language that will delight and entertain you. This book has all the student bloopers, dangling modifiers.
There were also about a dozen small lacerations around his head, face, and neck. His injuries were deemed too severe for doctors to operate. Shepard never regained consciousness and remained on full life support. While he lay in intensive care and in the days following the attack, candlelight vigils were held around the world.
After Shepard's death, the charges were upgraded from attempted murder to first-degree murder, which meant that the two defendants were eligible for the death penalty. Their girlfriends, Kristen Price and Chasity Pasley, were charged with being accessories after the fact.
In order to avoid the death penalty, he agreed to testify against McKinney and was sentenced by District Judge Jeffrey A. Donnell to two consecutive life terms.
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At Henderson's sentencing, his lawyer argued that Shepard had not been targeted because he was gay. Price, McKinney's girlfriend, testified that Henderson and McKinney had "pretended they were gay to get [Shepard] in the truck and rob him.
This defense was rejected by the judge. McKinney's lawyer stated that the two men wanted to rob Shepard but never intended to kill him. Shepard's parents brokered a deal that resulted in McKinney receiving two consecutive life terms without the possibility of parole.
The statements alleged that the murder had not been motivated by Shepard's sexuality but was primarily a drug-related robbery that had turned violent. The book said that Shepard and McKinney—the killer who inflicted the injuries—had been occasional sex partners and that Shepard was a methamphetamine dealer.
The group wore white robes and gigantic wings resembling angels that blocked the protesters. Despite this action, Shepard's parents were still able to hear the protesters shouting anti-gay remarks and comments directed towards them.
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Eats anything and is fond of children. Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Mar 10, Lynette rated it really liked it. I needed a couple of slender books with light topics. This fit the bill, but had the added benefit of making me laugh until my sides ached.
In the foreword, Lederer warns to sip the book, rather than imbibe in gulps -- but I had no time to sip, as I still have two more books to read before I reach my , as per my challenge and only one more day. I still found the work hilarious. My parents have Bloopers and More Bloopers published some time in the fifties or even fortie OK, confession time: My parents have Bloopers and More Bloopers published some time in the fifties or even forties , from which books Lederer took many of the student goofs, so some of the book I was already familiar with.
Still, I cleared my lungs laughing, so it was well worth the time I took with it. Sep 21, Apryl Anderson rated it liked it. This was amusing, and several times I really did LOL. The majority of the book included variations on sexual innuendo, which I suppose is to be expected from a high school writing, anyway. Whoops, your Freudian slip is showing.
Sort order. Jun 17, Becky rated it liked it Shelves: I have learned so much from this book. Most importantly, I've learned that what I thought was a regional dialect of Northeastern Pennsylvania called Heynabonics is actually a nation-wide sub-language called "Slurvian. This was a cute, though disturbing, read.
I laughed until I cried in the beginning section, reading through students' essays and seeing their mutilation of facts, but towards the middle of the book, it just kind of lost me. Yes, there wer I have learned so much from this book. And some of them, despite all disclaimers to the contrary, seemed faked. Or slightly modified to increase the irony and make them funnier, at the very least.
Still, this 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. View all 9 comments. As a teacher, I began to gather linguistic jewels many years ago, mainly from my students' compositions and tests, but sometimes from media or overheard conversations in the street.
I intended, just like Richard Lederer, to make someday a book out of them, but I never imagined this book as a mere anthology — at the end of the day, how long can you laugh while reading page after page of jokes? How many spoons of honey can you eat before becoming sick? In other words, the real challenge is to seek As a teacher, I began to gather linguistic jewels many years ago, mainly from my students' compositions and tests, but sometimes from media or overheard conversations in the street.
These are my two main complaints regarding Anguished English: Malaprop apart from the obvious French one. After all, people badly need to be reminded there is always someone who can help them, someone like the author of the following generous offer: Write today for free help!
When a man has more than one wife he is a pigamist. A man who marries twice commits bigotry.
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And last but not least, from translations: The lift is being fixed for the next day. During that time we regret that you will be unbearable. To stop the drip turn cock to right. View all 7 comments. An okay depiction of various language mistakes.
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It made me laugh a couple of times, so it gets a pass. It didn't leave me 'roaring with laughter' the way it promised though. I can't put my finger on it, but I didn't like the tone of the book if that makes any sense.
I didn't see this as a benign humorous mocking. Occasionally it was a bit condescending. Still, some of the mistakes are hilarious. Others were trying too hard. An advice: That might have been my mistake. Jan 26, Manybooks rated it liked it Shelves: You can't go home again: I read this when it was first released, in 19mumblemumble, and laughed until I cried.
Now I find Lederer condescending and annoying. I hate the sections with grammatical errors from "citizens applying for payments from a state welfare agency" and "actual [school] excuse notes". Listen to Lederer snicker because "an astonishing number of grownups blithely go about murdering the King's English without any inkling they are committing a serious crime.
View 1 comment. Sep 10, Jess Candela rated it it was amazing Shelves: I was a teenager living at home when I read this book for the first time. My mother expressed concern at all the howling noises she'd been hearing from my room since she got home.
I tried to explain to her, but was laughing too hard to speak, tears streaming down my face. I finally handed her the book, and she understood immediately. I've pared my bookshelves down a bit over the years and moves, but this is one book that is always guaranteed a spot. View all 5 comments. I still laugh outloud all these years later at the "defeat of the Spanish Armadillo.
Dec 25, Matt rated it it was amazing. I laugh just thinking about this book. The chapter on history of the world according to student bloopers alone is worth the price of the book. Jul 19, Melody rated it really liked it. Hilarious, and what's more, consistently hilarious. My high school English teacher and I bonded over this book. Mar 31, Jan Ackerson rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Every time I read it or any other book by Lederer , I laugh until I weep.
Aug 29, Danielle rated it it was ok Shelves: It really isn't this book's fault that I didn't like it. If I had read it when it was first released I'm sure I would have appreciated it more. However, I was disappointed because 1 I was expecting a humorous take on grammar abuses a la Eats, Shoots, and Leaves and instead it turned out to be a collection of language "bloopers" of every ilk.
I'm giving credit to e-mail lists and one-liners at the end of Reader's Digest articles. At any rate, the novelty was gone, and they weren't all that clever or amusing to begin with.
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: Otherwise, skip it. Dec 26, Nancy rated it really liked it Recommends it for: My numerically- rather than verbally- oriented husband had difficulty listening to some of th More fun with discombobulated English!
Nov 08, David rated it it was amazing Shelves: The perfect bathroom book, provided you can sit on the can while laughing uncontrollably.
Lederer has collected the most hilarious misuses of the English language from student papers "The sun never set on the British Empire because the British Empire is in the East and the sun sets in the West" , newspaper advertisements "Stock up and save.He arrested Henderson, searched McKinney's truck, and found a blood-smeared gun along with Shepard's shoes and credit card.
Sep 21, Apryl Anderson rated it liked it.
For me, it's a book I could have thumbed through in the store and been just as satisfied as I was by reading the whole thing. Jun 17, Becky rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
An Anthology of Accidental Assualts Upon Our Language However, as when eating fettucine alfredo, somewhere around halfway through, continuing begins to amount to a low-grade form of torture.
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