Funny You Should Say That: Amusing Remarks from Cicero to the Simpsons

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Penguin, Jan 1, 2005 - Quotations, English - 510 pages
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'A fool and his words are soon parted' wrote William Shenstone in 1764; one might add that 'A wit and his words are rarely collected'. Here is the antidote: a dazzling survey of the funniest remarks, quips and observations from Ancient Rome, the Bible and Chaucer right up to The Simpsons and Little Britain. Over 5,000 of the very funniest remarks to have appeared on paper since, well, paper was invented. The quotations are arranged thematically and cover all aspects of life: from the world we inhabit to the things we eat, smoke and drink; from the way we move around to what and how we learn - oh, and the pointlessness of football. Within each theme, the quotations are chronologically placed to give you a real sense of the development of thought about each subject - as well as seeing how jokes evolve over the years and, in some cases, who 'borrowed' from whom.

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Contents

Sex and Gender
12
Human Characteristics
40
Life and Death
60
Society
77
Work
102
Money
112
People and Places
119
Monarchy
145
Morality
202
Morali2ing 205
412
Arts and Culture
206
Theatre and Performance
242
Visual
249
Sport and Recreation
273
Taken Internally
287
Food and Drink
294

Officialdom
151
War and Violence
160
Knowledge
169
Science and Technology
182
Religion Philosophy
190
Travel and Transport
308
The Natural World
323
Man and Nature
333
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