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Mangled English by Gervase Phinn


Gervase Phinn’s

Mangled English

Published 1 October 2013

Paperback out in November

144 pages

198mm x 129mm

ISBN 978-1-85568-319-8

£9.99 hbk

What we say and write can lead to a great deal of misunderstanding and unintentional mirth, as bestselling author and former school inspector Gervase Phinn shows in his new book "Gervase Phinn’s Mangled English".

This humorous anthology of the English language includes book requests (“Lionel Richie’s Wardrobe by Cecily Lewis”) and book titles (Handbook for the Limbless);  people’s names (Nora Bone); the dangers of using a spell checker (or ‘spill chucker’); malapropisms (“She’s got a congenial disease”) and euphemisms (“I’m off to shed a tear for Nelson”); classroom gaffes (“‘Romeo’s last wish was to be laid by Juliet”) and newspaper misprints (“New research into causes of dysexlia”).

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