The Penguin Dictionary of Modern Humorous Quotations

The Penguin Dictionary of Modern Humorous Quotations

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By (author) Penguin Press, Edited by Fred Metcalf

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 464 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 26mm | 343g
  • Publication date: 21 April 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141032286
  • ISBN 13: 9780141032283
  • Edition: 3
  • Edition statement: 3rd ed.
  • Sales rank: 202,825

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From Anon to Woody Allen ('Not only is there no God, but try getting a plumber at weekends'), Miss Piggy and Dorothy Parker, to Mae West ('to err is human, but it feels divine'), Morecambe and Wise and P.G. Wodehouse to Homer Simpson and Seinfeld, the last hundred years offer a rich banquet of humour. Even 'Golf' and 'Inflation' have inspired witty remarks, while topics like 'Eating' and 'Drink', 'Politicians' and 'Poets', 'Animals' and 'Americans', 'Sex', 'Drugs' and 'Rock 'n' Roll' have all produced countless gems. Here is the definitive collection, fully updated, organised by theme and offering more laughs per page than any other book.

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Fred Metcalf was born in Yorkshire and educated in Devon. He has written jokes for Morecambe and Wise and Kenny Everett. He is also the editor of The Penguin Dictionary of Jokes. He lives in Bruton, Somerset. Mike Scully is the Executive Producer of The Simpsons.