Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

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This hilarious collection of humorous quotations, full of wisecracks and wit, snappy comments and inspired fantasy, has been specially chosen by Ned Sherrin. Now with even more quotes on more subjects: from Gambling to Hollywood, from Diets to Shopping. Find the best lines from your favourite jokesters and wordsmiths, add that extra something to a speech or presentation, or just enjoy a good laugh. 'If God had wanted us to bend over, He would have put diamonds on the floor.' Joan Rivers on Health 'It's hard to be funny when you have to be clean.' Mae West on Humour 'Don't get mad, get everything.' Ivana Trump on Marriage 'They misunderestimated me.' George W. Bush on Self-Knowledge 'If it's shiny, I buy it.' Graham Norton on Shopping 'Whales get killed only when they spout.' Denis Thatcher on Speechesshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 43.18mm | 839.14g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0192806572
  • 9780192806574
  • 1,495,286

Table of contents

Introduction; How to Use the Dictionary; List of Themes; Quotations; Author Index; Keyword Indexshow more

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"One of the most entertaining books on my shelf."--Katherine A. Power, Boston Globe "One of the most entertaining books on my shelf."--Katherine A. Power, Boston Globe "One of the most entertaining books on my shelf."--Katherine A. Power, Boston Globeshow more

About Ned Sherrin

Ned Sherrin is presenter of BBC Radio 4s Loose Ends. The producer and director of the legendary 1960s TV show That Was The Week That Was, he has written for the stage and screen, has directed many theater productions, and has compiled a number of anthologies, including Ned Sherrin in His Anecdotage and I Wish I'd Said That. He lives in the UK.show more

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