The Penguin Dictionary of Modern Humorous Quotations

The Penguin Dictionary of Modern Humorous Quotations

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From Woody Allen to P.G. Wodehouse, the last hundred years offer a rich banquet of humor. Just about any topic under the sun can inspire witty remarks. Fred Metcalf's clearly cross-referenced anthology provides countless gems--ideal for after-dinner speakers, would-be wags, and anyone in search of hours of more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 147.32 x 228.6 x 27.94mm | 294.83g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • 0140075682
  • 9780140075687

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'I often quote myself,' said Bernard Shaw, 'It adds spice to my conversation.' The joy of a dictionary of quotations as a bedside book is that the chapters are so short. The special joy of this one is that there's a smile in every line and a guffaw on almost every page. I've just come across the 'Unhelpful advice for foreign tourists in London: Women are not allowed upstairs on buses; if you see a woman there ask her politely to descend; try the famous echo in the British Museum Reading Room; on first entering an underground train, it is customary to shake hands with every passenger'. (Kirkus UK)show more

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