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Never Try to Teach a Pig to Sing: Still More Urban Folklore from the Paperwork Empire (Humor in Life and Letters Series) Hardcover – June 1, 1991


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Product Details

  • Series: Humor in Life and Letters Series
  • Hardcover: 436 pages
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press (June 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081432357X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814323571
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,296,777 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Never Try to Teach a Pig to Sing documents the thriving folklore tradition that circulates in the workplace.

About the Author

Alan Dundes is a professor of anthropology and folklore at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. from Indiana University.

Carl R. Pagter is presently counsel and consultant for a large corporation in California.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 5, 1999
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Great fun, and a fascinating look at urban legend and myth. Copiers gave the joke new life, as bits of popular wisdom spread through offices and then around the country. Not unlike the funny-forwards epidemic on today's eMail networks, this book captures the growth of folk humor in a thoroughly enjoyable way! Complete with behavioral annotations that peek just below the laughter. Highly recommended!
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