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Squad Helps Dog Bite Victim, and Other Flubs from the Nation's Press Paperback


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 123 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (July 22, 1980)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385158289
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385158282
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 4.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,109,338 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By englishmathews@aol.com on July 31, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is a wonderful book, especially for reading aloud. The headlines and other excerpts are works of deathless prose or unintended double-entendres which were *actually printed* by newspapers around the country. Watch for your home town newspaper -- perhaps someone you know thought up the headline "Milk Drinkers Turn to Powder." Well worth the investment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 26, 2002
Format: Paperback
You could hurt yourself laughing! I recommend NOT reading it in a public space as people are sure to think you've gone over the edge. The only thing wrong with it is that it's nearly two decades old. Where are the bloopers from the 80s till now?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Brehm on August 14, 2009
Format: Paperback
If you were a fan of the Jay Leno newspaper bloopers, you'll love this book -- if you can find it. I purchased mine used, as as of this review it's out of print. I highly recommend it.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mom-o-matic on January 25, 2007
Format: Paperback
This is indeed a cute book. It would be a good asset for an English teacher to show what happens when modifiers are left dangling and punctuation is missing and so forth. But it seems expensive for what you get. The book is physically small (8" by 4") and a little over 100 pages. I'd estimate it has about 200+ bloopers. We all flipped through it, had a good laugh, and were done with it on the day we got it. There are websites with as many bloopers (English teachers on a budget - look there first). This book does have the advantage that some of the bloopers are accompanied by pictures.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Norm Cimon on September 27, 2010
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This is a tough book to read. That's because you'll be laughing so hard after a few pages that it will be difficult to see through your tears. The title along is a dead giveaway. That's a real headline but also an exquisite double entendre on the old "Man Bites Dog" headline. That gives you a taste of what's inside: an endless series of flubs, mistakes, bad juxtapositions, malapropisms, and more, all taken from daily news headlines. Can't get enough of it!
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