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Here Speeching American
A Very Strange Guide to English as It Is Garbled Around the World
Written by Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: October 5, 2004
Price: $9.95

Here Speeching American offers a survey of the oddities non-native English speakers introduce into the language.

Some examples include:

• Feel like shopping?
We have no good things to sell.
–shop sign, Lovina Beach, Bali

• Feeling sick?
Are you haunted by the horribles? Do you run after your own nose?
–Japanese medical form

• Wondering... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Here Speeching American
A Very Strange Guide to English as It Is Garbled Around the World
Written by Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras


Format: eBook
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: October 5, 2004
Price: $8.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

Stupid Movie Lines
The 776 Dumbest Things Ever Uttered on the Silver Screen
Written by Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: July 6, 2011
Price: $8.99

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Unusually Stupid Celebrities
A Compendium of All-Star Stupidity
Written by Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: April 22, 2009
Price: $8.99

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Unusually Stupid Politicians
Washington's Weak in Review
Written by Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: March 12, 2009
Price: $9.99

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Unusually Stupid Americans
A Compendium of All-American Stupidity
Written by Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $8.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
Unusually Stupid Americans
A Compendium of All-American Stupidity
Written by Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: October 21, 2003
Price: $11.00

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Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Unusually Stupid Celebrities
A Compendium of All-Star Stupidity
Written by Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: May 1, 2007
Price: $10.95

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Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Unusually Stupid Politicians
Washington's Weak in Review
Written by Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $13.00

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Also available as an eBook.

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Very Bad Poetry

Written by Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 25, 1997
Price: $12.00

Writing very bad poetry requires talent.  It helps to have a wooden ear for words, a penchant for sinking into a mire of sentimentality, and an enviable confidence that allows one to write despite absolutely appalling incompetence.

The 131 poems collected in this first-of-its-kind anthology are so glaringly awful that they embody a... Read more >
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Very Bad Poetry

Written by Kathryn Petras and Ross Petras


Format: eBook, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 5, 2011
Price: $10.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

The 176 Stupidest Things Ever Done

Written by Ross Petras and Kathryn Petras


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Main Street Books
On Sale: November 9, 2011
Price: $9.99

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776 Stupidest Things Ever Said

Written by Ross Petras and Kathryn Petras


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Main Street Books
On Sale: December 8, 2010
Price: $7.99

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Exam Copy
776 Stupidest Things Ever Said

Written by Ross Petras and Kathryn Petras


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Main Street Books
On Sale: March 1, 1993
Price: $11.00

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Stupid Sex

Written by Ross Petras and Kathryn Petras


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Main Street Books
On Sale: August 17, 1998
Price: $10.95

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Stupid Sex

Written by Ross Petras and Kathryn Petras


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Main Street Books
On Sale: February 8, 2012
Price: $8.99

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