Sunday, April 25, 2010

Rome Wasn't Burned in a Day

Rome Wasn't Burned in a Day
by Leo Rosten [427.08 Ros]

Although this book was published in 1972, the language boo boos and bloopers remain timeless. A few samples: "The most important thing in acting is honesty. Once you learn to fake that, you're in." "Their father is some kind of civil serpent." "Flying saucers are just an optical conclusion." "The cotton crop was ruined by bold weasels." If you revel in malaprops and other language botches, this book will keep you laughing. [For more books of this nature, check our catalog under the subject heading "English Language -- Humor."] -- recommended by Rianne S. - Bennett Martin Public Library

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