The Joke’S on Me: Improve Your Vocabulary and Elevate Your Linguistics Through Humor

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While debating Sir Winston on the House of Commons, Lady Astor says, Sir Winston, if I were your wife, I should poison your tea. Sir Winston replies, Madam, if I were your husband, I would drink it.

In 1066, a Battle of Hastings ensued in England, eventually causing two languages to merge and form modern English. In The Jokes on Me, English language aficionado Jim Purdy provides an entertaining tutorial of jokes, explanations, and associated vocabulary based on this historical transition.

Purdy bases most of his jokes on sex, politics, and religion, depending on the unexpected as he leads serious students of languages to the other side of English. While including jokes not intended for the easily offended, Purdy relies on the experiences he acquired during his frequent travels throughout Europe as he shares jokes as diverse as the world around us. Purdy spares no one from his humorous jabs, including Lady Astor and Sir Winston, the Lone Ranger, and the Pope.

The Jokes on Me is a step-by-step guide that will encourage both novice and experienced students of languages to gain a new appreciation of the American sense of humor while simultaneously enhancing their vocabulary and linguistics abilities.

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About the author

James Purdy graduated from Duke University with a bachelor of arts in English literature. After spending three years with the United States Army’s Security Agency, he enjoyed a lengthy career with the food and drug industry. An avid traveler, he currently lives with his wife in Jacksonville, Florida.

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iUniverse
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Published on
Feb 28, 2011
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Pages
360
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ISBN
9781450295345
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Language
English
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Genres
Humor / Form / Jokes & Riddles
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