Crazy English

By Richard Lederer

In what different language, asks Lederer, do humans force on a expressway and park in a driveway, and your nostril can run and your toes can scent? In loopy ENGLISH, Lederer frolics in the course of the logic-boggling byways of our language, learning the names for phobias you did not understand you have got, the longest phrases in our dictionaries, and the shortest sentence containing each letter within the alphabet. you will take a bird's-eye view of our beastly language, banquet on a ceremonial dinner of mushrooming foodstuff metaphors, and meet the self-reflecting general practitioner Rotcod, destined to talk basically in palindromes.

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