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Publisher Description

Sometimes what we say and write can lead to a great deal of misunderstanding and unintentional humour, as bestselling author and former school inspector Gervase Phinn shows in his book 'Gervase Phinn's Mangled English', a humorous anthology of the mistakes, misprints, malapropisms and misunderstandings in the English language. It includes book requests ('Lionel Richie's Wardrobe by Cecily Lewis') and book titles (Handbook for the Limbless); people's names (Nora Bone); proverbs ('If he died with a face like that, nobody would wash the corpse'); spoonerisms ('The British Broadcorping Castration'); classroom howlers ('A fibula is a small lie'); malapropisms ('She's got a congenial disease') and euphemisms ('I'm off to shed a tear for Nelson'); newspaper misprints ('New research into causes of dysexlia'); and epitaphs ('He died in peace. His wife died first').

GENRE
Humour
RELEASED
2013
15 October
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
167
Pages
PUBLISHER
Country Publications Ltd
SELLER
Matthew Horner
SIZE
10.4
MB

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