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Funny You Should Say That: Amusing Remarks From Cicero to the Simpsons 4 editions

Cover of: Funny You Should Say That | Andrew Martin
About the Book

A fool and his words are soon parted' wrote William Shenstone in 1764; one might add that 'A wit and his words are rarely collected'. Here is the antidote: a dazzling survey of the funniest remarks, quips and observations from Ancient Rome, the Bible and Chaucer right up to The Simpsons and Little Britain. Over 5,000 of the very funniest remarks to have appeared on paper since, well, paper was invented. The quotations are arranged thematically and cover all aspects of life: from the world we inhabit to the things we eat, smoke and drink; from the way we move around to what and how we learn - oh, and the pointlessness of football. There is a short biography of all of the authors in the book, a brief contextual note for each quotation and an index of keywords to help you find you chosen witticism quickly. But do not be over-hasty when you use this book: it is a browser's delight, and should be enjoyed at leisure.

4 editions First published in 2005

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2008, Penguin Group UK
Funny You Should Say That
E-book in English
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August 28, 2007, Overlook TP
Funny You Should Say That
Paperback in English - Reprint edition
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October 19, 2006, Overlook Hardcover
Funny You Should Say That
Hardcover in English
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January 2005, Penguin Books
Funny You Should Say That
in English


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