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The African Svelte: Ingenious Misspellings That Make Surprising Sense Hardcover – October 18, 2016
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—The Washington Post
"For language lovers, this book, with all its verbal tangles and wit, is sure to, in its own words, “pass mustard.” —Poets & Writers
"The African Svelte is a whole new comedy of errors. I like to split my bridges."
—Roy Blount, Jr., author of Save Room for Pie and many others
"Haul out the chaise lounge. Daniel Menaker has defied the spell checker tenaciously and redeemed the misspelled word with playful acuity. The department of corrections will never be the same. Paddy O’Furniture forever."
—Mary Norris, author of Between You and Me
"Call them eggcorns, malaprops, or ‘sveltes’— for Daniel Menaker, those happy accidents are the occasions for witty excursions down linguistic roads not taken. He had me from the gecko."
—Geoff Nunberg, author of Going Nucular and language commentator, NPR "Fresh Air"
"I've made a lot of missteaks, but none of them have been as smart or as funny as the ones in this book."
—Patricia Marx, author of Let's Be Less Stupid
About the Author
DANIEL MENAKER began his career as a fact checker at The New Yorker, where he became an editor and worked for twenty-six years. A former book editor, Menaker is the author of six books; he has written for the New York Times, the Atlantic, Parents, Redbook, and many others.