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Ever since Mrs Malaprop first took to the stage in 1775 and described a gentleman as 'the very pineapple of politeness', some famous figures have become better known for their slips of the tongue than for anything they said intentionally. In particular, the careers of a number of broadcasters, sporting figures and politicians have become defined by their verbal blunders. Former US Vice-President Dan Quayle is remembered solely for making unfortunate remarks such as 'Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child.' Welsh naturalist Iolo Williams sent Twitter into meltdown when, discussing diving sea birds on Springwatch 2016, he asked a female conservationist: 'Is that the deepest shag you've ever had?' Even respected sports broadcaster Harry Carpenter was probably haunted forever by his seemingly innocent comment at the end of the 1977 Boat Race: 'Ah, isn't that nice? The wife of the Cambridge President is kissing the cox of the Oxford crew.' I Wish I Hadn't Said That is a collection of over 3,000 spoken and written blunders - including unintentional double entendres, spoonerisms, mixed metaphors, malapropisms, jaw-dropping remarks, misguided quiz show answers, embarrassing newspaper misprints, and foreign signs and notices that have sadly become lost in translation.
Comedian and star of The Office and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ellie Kemper delivers a hilarious and uplifting collection of essays about one pale woman's journey from Midwestern naif to Hollywood semi-celebrity to outrageously reasonable New Yorker. There comes a time in every sitcom actress's life when she is faced with the prospect of writing a book. When Ellie Kemper's number was up, she was ready. Contagiously cheerful, predictably wholesome, and mostly inspiring except for one essay about her husband's feet, My Squirrel Days is a funny, free-wheeling tour of Ellie's life-from growing up in suburban St. Louis with a vivid imagination and a crush on David Letterman to moving to Los Angeles and accidentally falling on Doris Kearns Goodwin. But those are not the only famous names dropped in this synopsis. Ellie will also share stories of inadvertently insulting Ricky Gervais at the Emmy Awards, telling Tina Fey that she has great hair-really strong and thick, and offering a maxi pad to Steve Carell. She will take you back to her childhood as a nature lover determined to commune with squirrels, to her college career as a benchwarming field hockey player with no assigned position, and to her young professional days writing radio commercials for McDonald's but never getting paid. Ellie will guide you along her journey through adulthood, from unorganized bride to impatient wife to anxious mother who-as recently observed by a sassy hairstylist- dresses like a mom. Well, sassy hairstylist, Ellie Kemper is a mom. And she has been dressing like it since she was four. Ellie has written for GQ, Esquire, The New York Times, McSweeney's and The Onion. Her voice is the perfect antidote to the chaos of modern life. In short, she will tell you nothing you need to know about making it in show business, and everything you need to know about discreetly changing a diaper at a Cibo Express.
Instantly acquire all the knowledge you need to pass as an expert in the world of archaeology. Know where to dig, how to dig, why to dig, what to say about the dig, how to dig the dig, what to drink, how much to drink, and even what to wear. Never again confuse a hypocaust with a hypothesis, a mastaba with something best kept to yourself, and the exemplary digger and TV personality Sir Mortimer Wheeler with a retiring academic who had no interest in seducing winsome and impressionable young female archaeologists. Bask in the admiration of your fellow undergraduates as you pronounce confidently on the merits of interpretive (correct) and post-processual archaeology, and hold your own against the most pretentious of archaeological know-alls. There's no shortage of them. Do Say: If History is bunk, then Archaeology is junk. Don't Say: `Look what I've just unearthed . . . do you think Richard 111 used plastic forks?'
Wrinklies' Bedside Companion contains everything that the greying generation needs to know about the world, and quite a lot that they don't. Specially designed to live on your bedside table, or wherever you prefer to nap, and to provide light relief before sleep, be a source of interesting quotes and facts for insomniac Wrinklies or serve as a one-stop quote shop for all things that those of you with plenty of life experience will find amusing. Full of short, jokey pieces looking at various aspects of life from a Wrinklies' point of view. These pieces are quirky, satirical, imaginative and above all very funny. They are of course specially designed to appeal to the older reader by tapping into their interests, attitudes, opinions, experience, health problems and the like.
Instantly acquire all the knowledge you need to pass as an expert in the world of university. Know how to get in, where to get in, how to stay in, what to say, where to say it, what not to say, where to be seen, what to eat, and even what to wear. Never again confuse a Desmond with a Douglas, an MA (Oxon) or (Cantab) with a genuinely hard-earned Master's degree, a PhD with a DPhil, or a cleaning rota with a clean student flat (otherwise known as an oxymoron).
Instantly acquire all the knowledge you need to pass as an expert in the world of cars. Never again confuse your trunnions with your gudgeon pins, your big end with your locknuts, or your depressed hydraulic lifers with your floppy tappets. Bask in the admiration of your fellow car `experts' as you pronounce confidently on the merits of the Yjob over the Tucker Torpedo and hold your own against the most opinionated of petrolheads.
Ripley's has spent 100 years compiling strange-but-true facts from around the world. Now, the most extraordinary stories from the last century are brought together in a single colourful volume. Featured Believe It Or Not stories include: * The chicken that lived for months without its head * The man who swallowed seven swords at once * The jockey who died while riding his horse - but won the race anyway With spectacular photos throughout, 100 Best Believe It Or Not Stories is a must-have for any Ripley's fan. Incredibly hard to believe. Undeniably true!
All successful people are the same (you know, drive, will to win, determination) - it's just too dull to contemplate. But everyone who messes up big time does so in a way that is completely individual. Step forward the fifty Mexican convicts who dug an escape tunnel out of their jail and came up in the courtroom before the judge who sentenced them. Please welcome the world's worst tourist who spent two days in New York believing he was in Rome. Be thrilled by the man who wrote an English-Portuguese phrasebook without either knowing English or owning an English-Portuguese dictionary. And marvel at the least successful kamikaze pilot who returned from eleven suicide missions, lived to the age of 93 and went on to write an autobiography in which he claimed planes were unsafe. The Not Terribly Good Book of Heroic Failures shows that there really is no limit to what humanity can achieve, celebrating the vast, life-enhancing possibilities of getting it wrong.
When your heart is pumpkin for the one who holds the kiwi to your heart, let them know you clove them with this little book of upbeat and adorkable fruit puns. #callmemaypea About the series This cute and colourful series of fruit-pun-filled gift books are the perfect pick-me-ups for you, your friend or your partner in crime. Do you need to avocuddle, or are you grapeful for someone who's a bit of a melon? Then share the clove with these little books: AvoCuddle, WhataMelon, You are my Raisin for Living, Don't Give a Fig, I am Grapeful, You are 24 Carrot Gold. *veg, nuts and seeds are fair game