The African Svelte

The African Svelte

Ingenious Misspellings That Make Surprising Sense

Book - 2016
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Inspired by the author's tenure at "The New Yorker," a collection of whimsical, revelatory errors foraged from the wilds of everyday English includes entries ranging from "exit Jesus" and "doggy-dog world" to "for all intensive purposes" and "dairy airs." These misunderstandings are illustrative of the linguistic errors known as mondegreens and eggcorns.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c[2016]
ISBN: 9780544800632
Branch Call Number: 428.10207 MENAKER
Characteristics: 225 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm


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