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Title   Ants Are My Friends 

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Author   TOSELAND M  ISBN   9781906032401  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Harper Collins  Group   Lifestyle View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Humour  Terms and conditions
Edition   1/08 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2009 
Stock Status   Not currently in stock - contact store for availability 
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Synopsis Linguistic mistakes, we all make them. And if your name is George W Bush or Jade Goody, you might make them more often than others. In "The Ants Are My Friends" (delightfully misheard from Bob Dylan's "Blowing in the Wind") Martin Toseland has collected the very best (and very worst) linguistic gifts of the gaffe.The catergories features include: Malapropisms (named after Mrs Malaprop in Sheridan's "The Rivals" where the wrong word pops out to bizarre results); Eggcorns (where a new word is created from misheard real one - the name comes from someone misunderstanding 'acorn' as 'eggcorn', as it has the same shape); Bushisms (the humour in which cannot be misunderestimated); and Mondegreens or misheard lyrics, which include such classic examples as: Who Ya Gonna Call, Gus Foster ("Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker Junior); "Last Night I Dreamed of Some Bagels" ("La Isla Bonita" by Madonna); "Sparing His Life For His Mum's Sausages" ("Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen); "It's a Fruit, Fruit Samba" ("Cruel Summer" by Bananarama); and "Mr Tangerine Man" ("Mr Tambourine Man" by Bob Dylan).A literary Colemanballs, "The Ants Are My Friends" has all the makings of a quirky Christmas hit - The Meaning of Tingo for 2007? Featuring such misheard classics as Roy Orbison's "Only Baloney"! Johnny Nash's "I Can See Cleveland Now Lorraine Has Gone"! Eurhythmics' poignant "Sweet Dreams are Made of Cheese"! and "Deck the Halls with Buddy Holly"! And many many more...

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