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Lederer, Richard 1938-

Overview
Works: 87 works in 298 publications in 1 language and 12,878 library holdings
Genres: Humor  Handbooks and manuals  Puzzles and games  Quotations  Miscellanea  Juvenile works  Anecdotes  History  Popular works  Trivia and miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Narrator
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Most widely held works by Richard Lederer
Crazy English : the ultimate joy ride through our language by Richard Lederer( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates that logic is sometimes absent from the standard deviations in English usage and how language secrets are revealed in winks, allusions, sighs, and giggles
Anguished English : an anthology of accidental assaults upon our language by Richard Lederer( Book )

39 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 1,172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of humorous language bloopers including misspelled words, bungled translations, mangled modifiers, and much more
Comma sense : a fundamental guide to punctuation by Richard Lederer( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lighthearted primer on the fundamentals of American-language punctuation devotes a series of chapters to each of the major punctuation marks
The miracle of language by Richard Lederer( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of the English language and what accounts for its success as the most widely spoken language in the history of humankind
Sleeping dogs don't lay : practical advice for the grammatically challenged by Richard Lederer( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How many times have we all heard the word viable used in company meetings? Lederer and Dowis show us how "viable," somewhere along the line, was extracted from medical books, where it literally means "capable of living," and placed into the business lexicon, where it means ... well, who knows? The authors clear up once and for all the confusion between lay and lie and put to rest some common myths about language. The book's finale is a ten-minute writing lesson from which everyone, from rank amateur to seasoned pro, can benefit
The play of words : fun and games for language lovers by Richard Lederer( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Word games based on metaphors, cliche''s, sounds, names, diction, and logic
More anguished English by Richard Lederer( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another collection of funny misstatemnets
Get thee to a punnery by Richard Lederer( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of puns, including homographs, homophones, double sound puns, meld puns, and spoonerisms
A man of my words : reflections on the English language by Richard Lederer( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays celebrates the joys and curiosities of regional dialects, puns, slang, the art of teaching, and the author's visits to classrooms within and outside of the United States
The revenge of anguished English : more accidental assaults upon our language by Richard Lederer( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a humorous collection of grammatical bloopers and blunders to the English language from small children, students, church bulletins, celebrities, and more
Adventures of a verbivore by Richard Lederer( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bride of anguished English : a bonus of bloopers, blunders, botches, and boo-boos by Richard Lederer( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For years wordsmith and punster Richard Lederer has charmed and delighted fans with his bestselling Anguished English series. In his funniest book yet, readers will again cherish the author's latest chronicle of the goofs and gaffes and fluffs and flubs of our anguished language. And the best part? Everything in here actually occurred. Nothing has been made up! Bloopers from foreign restaurants include: Our wines leave you nothing to hope for. As for the tripe served here, you will be singing its praises to your grandchildren on your deathbed. Excerpts from students' twisted history papers include: World War I made the people so sad that it brought on the Great Depression. America was founded by four fathers. Delegates from the original 13 states formed the Contented Congress. Thomas Jefferson, a virgin, and Benjamin Franklin were two singers of the Decoration of Independence, which says that all men are cremated equal and are well endowed by their creator. Hilarious illustrations by Jim McLean make The Bride of Anguished English the perfect book for anyone who loves English with all its blunders and bloopers and quips and quirks
Presidential trivia : the feats, fates, families, foibles, and firsts of our American presidents by Richard Lederer( )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the beloved Richard Lederer comes another kind of trivia book-Presidential Trivia. In it you'll find all the details about the lives of the United States presidents. It answers such questions as: Who was the first president to be assassinated? Who was the first to be impeached? It also answers less important but cerainly interesting questions such as: Who was our fattest president? Our Tallest? Who played golf? Who played poker? Filled with games, anagrams, poems, speeches, and an abundance of tidbits, details, and fascinating facts, this book is perfect for the novice to the history buff. From politics and policy to presidential nicknames and White House pets, Presidential Trivia has everything you ever wanted to know about our presidents, and then some!
Pun and games : jokes, riddles, daffynitions, tairy fales, rhymes, and more wordplay for kids by Richard Lederer( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to wordplay, including puns, spoonerisms, riddles, and more
The circus of words : acrobatic anagrams, parading palindromes, wonderful words on a wire, and more lively letter play by Richard Lederer( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children will delight in the fun of learning anagrams, palindromes, acrostics, alliteration, riddles, and puns. The creative and challenging activities will help their language skills soar
Literary trivia : fun and games for book lovers by Richard Lederer( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Totally weird and wonderful words by Erin McKean( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do you know what a snollygoster is? Would you eat something called a muktuk? Do you know anyone who engages in onolatry? Impress your friends and pepper your dinner party conversations with such nuggets as gobemouche, mumpsimus, and cachinnate. You can learn about all of these bizarre and beautiful words and many more in Totally Weird and Wonderful Words. Both witty and entertaining, this new paperback brings together two best-selling compendiums to all words unique and strange, Weird and Wonderful Words and More Weird and Wonderful Words. Offering a potpourri of colorful and fascinating words compiled by noted lexicographer Erin McKean, it contains hundreds of definitions, and has been updated to include two new essays, with over 150 words new to this edition. Written in a clear and conversational style, the book contains full-page cartoon illustrations by Roz Chast and Danny Shanahan. Featuring hundreds of words guaranteed to amuse and astonish, this is a book that will appeal to logophiles everywhere. It also features a bibliography of Oxford dictionaries and a guide to creating your own unusual words correctly from Greek and Latin roots
American trivia : what we all should know about U.S. history, culture & geography by Richard Lederer( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facts, riddles, and quizzes expose little-known facts about the United States' origins, presidents, famous figures, geography, and pastimes
Super funny animal jokes by Richard Lederer( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of animal jokes and puns, arranged by type of animal
The write way : the S.P.E.L.L. guide to real-life writing by Richard Lederer( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers practical tips to improve writing skills and avoid common grammar and syntax errors
 
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Comma sense : a fundamental guide to punctuation
Alternative Names
Richard Lederer Amerikaans taalkundige

Ричард Ледерер

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Anguished English : an anthology of accidental assaults upon our languageComma sense : a fundamental guide to punctuationThe miracle of languageSleeping dogs don't lay : practical advice for the grammatically challengedThe play of words : fun and games for language loversMore anguished EnglishGet thee to a punneryA man of my words : reflections on the English language