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Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations
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Ned Sherrin
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Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations

Ned Sherrin


Oxford University Press

Dictionaries of quotations;
Humour collections & anthologies


576 pages

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This hilarious collection of humorous quotations, full of wisecracks and wit, snappy comments and inspired fantasy, has been specially compiled by the late broadcaster and raconteur Ned Sherrin, with a foreword by leading British satirist, Alistair Beaton. Now packed with even more quotes and covering more subjects than before, from Weddings to the Supernatural, Headlines to Australia. 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. 'A chair is a piece of furniture. I am not a chair because no one has ever sat on me.' Ann Widdecombe on the announcement that Parliamentary language will now be gender-neutral 'No wonder Bob Geldof is such an expert on famine. He's been feeding off 'I don't like Mondays' for 30 years.' Russell Brand On deciding to run for governor of California: 'The most difficult decision I've ever made in my entire life, except for the one in 1978 when I decided to get a bikini wax.' Arnold Schwarzenegger 'Wanting to know an author because you like his work is like wanting to know a duck because you like pate.' Margaret Atwood 'I am so sorry. We have to stop there. I have just come to the end of my personality.' Quentin Crisp, closing down an interview

Edited by:   Ned Sherrin
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   new ed of 4th revised ed
Dimensions:   Height: 195mm,  Width: 144mm,  Spine: 34mm
Weight:   406g
ISBN:   9780199570034
ISBN 10:   0199570035
Series:   Oxford Quick Reference
Pages:   576
Publication Date:   November 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print


Review from previous edition The ultimate guide to the sharpest, wryest and wittiest quips, put-downs and one-liners Romford Recorder However you like your humour, there will be something here for you and I defy you to leaf through it and find nothing to bring a smile to the lips. Herts Advertiser Does not disappoint... a brilliant manual for writers, after-dinner speakers and best men South Wales Evening Post As always this companion instructs through laughter Contemporary Review Buy the book Beachcomber, Daily Express

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