By Ross Petras, Kathryn Petras
A connoisseur's compendium of Freudian slips, spoonerisms, double-talk, and utter bosh from famous and notorious figures previous and current -- a complete path in anti-eloquence through the foot-in-mouth champions of all time.
Note: a prior variation of this e-book used to be released in 1993 via Doubleday. it really is the following reprinted by means of association with Doubleday.
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The blowing, driving rain felt like knives cutting his cheeks and caused him to duck back under his beaver hat and take a death grip on the saddle. Sure-footed, Scrappy, Roland's 1,100-pound mare, didn't miss a step under him. Rolling her weight back, she slipped down the muddy, slick mountain on her hocks. He felt her grunt, and she sprang forward through a gnarled cedar that stood head-high in her path. The limbs nearly unseated him, and he gripped the horse tighter with his knees and leaned forward over her neck.
Ken laughed. "Yeah, he liked it," Lee said. " "He must not have liked it much," Ken shot back. " Lee paid no attention to Ken and went on with his thought. " "I knew it would remind someone of something," Pete smirked. I settled in against my saddle, thinking I should have put the jacket on thirty minutes ago. Lee took a long drink of coffee and paused to push his Wyatt Earp away from his mouth to stall a beat for effect. Page 26 ''Tell the story," Ken said. " Lee shot Ken a glance that should have froze the coffee he was holding and went into his story.
He felt her grunt, and she sprang forward through a gnarled cedar that stood head-high in her path. The limbs nearly unseated him, and he gripped the horse tighter with his knees and leaned forward over her neck. Roland's fingers were already bloody from pulling saddle leather endeavoring to keep his seat. And why not? he thought. To stay in the saddle in the middle of a mess like this was as much as a fella could hope for. It was almost more than could be hoped for. As the stampede of wild cattle plunged down the mountain, Roland caught a pine branch across the chest, nearly clearing his saddle for the fourth time since this run startedbut he hung on again.