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Crazy English
Contributor(s): Lederer, Richard (Author)

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ISBN: 0671023233     ISBN-13: 9780671023232
Publisher: Gallery Books
OUR PRICE: $14.41  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: June 1998

Annotation: In this revised edition of his classic book, Lederer frolics through the logic-boggling byways of the English language and unveils new chapters on misnomers, retronyms, and "The Department of Redundancy Department".
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BISAC Categories:
- Language Arts & Disciplines
- Humor
- Education | Reference
Dewey: 428
LCCN: 99182202
Lexile Measure: 1170(Not Available)
Physical Information: 0.6" H x 5" W x 8" (0.65 lbs) 224 pages
Features: Illustrated, Price on Product
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Publisher Description:
In what other language, asks Lederer, do people drive on a parkway and park in a driveway, and your nose can run and your feet can smell? In CRAZY ENGLISH, Lederer frolics through the logic-boggling byways of our language, discovering the names for phobias you didn't know you could have, the longest words in our dictionaries, and the shortest sentence containing every letter in the alphabet. You'll take a bird's-eye view of our beastly language, feast on a banquet of mushrooming food metaphors, and meet the self-reflecting Doctor Rotcod, destined to speak only in palindromes.

Contributor Bio(s): Lederer, Richard: - Richard Lederer is the author of more than 30 books about language, history, and humor, including his best-selling Anguished English series and his current book, Presidential Trivia. He has been profiled in magazines as diverse as The New Yorker, People, and the National Enquirer and frequently appears on radio as a commentator on language. Dr. Lederer's syndicated column, "Looking at Language," appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States. He has been named International Punster of the Year and Toastmasters International's Golden Gavel winner.
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