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Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assualts Upon by Richard Lederer

By Richard Lederer

'Anguished English' is the impossibly humorous anthology of unintentional attacks upon our language. From bloopers and mistakes to indicators of the days to combined Up Metaphors...from Two-Headed Headlines to Mangling Modifiers, here's an outrageous treasury of attacks upon our universal language that would go away you roaring with pride and laughter.

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The monks sang gregarious chants in honor of the Lord's annotated. They've decided to raise my benefits, and they're making it radioactive! Growing up the lattice work were pink and yellow concubines. Many Jews hang masseuses from their doors. She has unmedicated gall. It's a nice momentum of the occasion. In many states, murderers are put to death by electrolysis. At the university, three classes of professors compromise the teaching staff. The corporation has set up rules for the employees, and we expect you to live up to them sacrilegiously.

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The specialist charged exuberant fees. Salary commiserates with experience. Don't tell them who sent it. I want to remain magnanimous.

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