By Ross Petras, Kathryn Petras
A connoisseur's compendium of Freudian slips, spoonerisms, double-talk, and utter bosh from famous and notorious figures earlier and current -- a complete path in anti-eloquence by means of the foot-in-mouth champions of all time.
Note: a prior variation of this e-book used to be released in 1993 through Doubleday. it's the following reprinted by means of association with Doubleday.
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Every now and then you find yourself in a different place. George’s Holiday Message Since this book comes out in the fall, I’d like to take advantage of this early opportunity to wish all of you an enjoyable Christmas season and a happy New Year filled with good fortune. Of course, I realize this can’t happen for everyone. Some of you are going to die next year, and others will be crippled and maimed in accidents, perhaps even completely paralyzed. Still others will be stricken with diseases that can’t be cured, or will be horribly scarred in fires.
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776 Stupidest Things Ever Said by Ross Petras, Kathryn Petras