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The Ants Are My Friends By Martin Toseland

The Ants Are My Friends by Martin Toseland

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Summary

"A very amusing book. Or, possibly, an evilly musing buck" - Simon Hoggart Linguistic mistakes. We all make them.

The Ants Are My Friends Summary

The Ants Are My Friends: Misheard Lyrics, Malapropisms, Eggcorns and Other Linguistic Gaffes by Martin Toseland

Linguistic mistakes. We all make them. And if your name is George W Bush, you might make them more often than others. In 'The Ants are My Friends' (delightfully misheard from Bob Dylan's "Blowing in the Wind") Martin Toseland has collected the very best (and very worst) linguistic gifts of the gaffe. The catergories features include: Malapropisms (named after Mrs Malaprop in Sheridan's "The Rivals" where the wrong word pops out to bizarre results); Eggcorns (where a new word is created from misheard real one - the name comes from someone misunderstanding 'acorn' as 'eggcorn', as it has the same shape); Bushisms (the humour in which cannot be misunderestimated); and Mondegreens or misheard lyrics, which include such classic examples as: Who Ya Gonna Call, Gus Foster ("Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker Junior); Last Night I Dreamed of Some Bagels ("La Isla Bonita" by Madonna); Sparing His Life For His Mum's Sausages ("Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen); It's a Fruit, Fruit Samba ("Cruel Summer" by Bananarama); and, Mr Tangerine Man ("Mr Tambourine Man" by Bob Dylan).

The Ants Are My Friends Reviews

Simon Hoggart, The Guardian "A very amusing book. Or, possibly, an evilly musing buck"

About Martin Toseland

Martin Toseland is a writer and editor, having worked for both Penguin and HarperColllins. He is an authority on language-related subjects.

Additional information

GOR010573243
The Ants Are My Friends: Misheard Lyrics, Malapropisms, Eggcorns and Other Linguistic Gaffes by Martin Toseland
Used - Like New
Paperback
Pavilion Books
2008-07-01
176
1906032408
9781906032401
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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