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The Penguin Dictionary of Jokes by Fred Metcalf

The Penguin Dictionary of Jokes


The Penguin Dictionary of Jokes by Fred Metcalf

Looking for a good joke? Searching for an ice-breaker for that after-dinner speech? Or are you just in need of a few laughs?Then stop! Your search is over. This book is the finest, funniest collection of gags, rib-ticklers and plain silly one-liners ever to find themselves squeezed inside the covers of a book. Organised by subject matter (from Absence - via Insults - to Writers) and containing side-splitters stolen from such wits as Groucho Marx, Orson Welles, Mark Twain and P. J. O'Rourke, among many, many others, this book will ensure that people will feel compelled to laugh at you wherever you go.A treasure trove of wit covering all walks of life, The Penguin Dictionary of Jokes is the perfect joke book for all occasions.

About the Author

Fred Metcalf was born in Yorkshire and educated in Devon. He has worked as a cartoonist, a scriptwriter and a speechwriter in London and Los Angeles. He has written jokes for Morecambe and Wise, David Frost and Kenny Everett. He is also the editor of The Penguin Dictionary of Modern Humorous Quotations.

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Publication date

26th November 2009


Fred Metcalf

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Penguin Books Ltd


320 pages


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