From the Author
This book is the product of more than a half century of collecting and filing dirty jokes. I have always believed that a dirty mind is a terrible thing to waste, and without THE CUNNING LINGUIST, some of the greatest humor in the British and American canons would be lost. Once I decided that each joke had to involve word play, the collection took on a certain elegance and achieved a level of punnery that is not approached by my other puns books. I sincerely believe that the reader will not only laugh but will learn a lot -- especially about the versatility of the English language.
About the Author
Richard Lederer is the best-selling author of Anguished English. He specialises in the English language and has had several other books in this area published, including Get Thee to a Punnery, The Play of Words and The Miracle of Language.