Welcome to Funny English Errors!
Teacher: The National Education Magazine: "Hilarious"
— "The sort of book you can open at any page and begin laughing"
— "An instant outbreak of helpless laughter"
— "A joy to share"
Andrew Barr MP: "You can't help but have a chuckle"
— "Guaranteed to make you smile"
— "A wonderful book"
Canberra Times: "A good little book for a great big giggle"
B. Stover: "A laugh a day!"
Steven F: "Great book!"
Kate O.D.: "Too hilarious"
Jen S: "What a great Christmas present!"
More than 100,000 people have become Facebook Fans of Funny English Errors and Insights: Illustrated (Funny English for short), a funny book of unconscious humour. What makes Funny English appealing?
Funny English is a book of 301 unconsciously humorous uses and misuses of written English, including hilarious student bloopers, unfortunate media misprints, and funny signs. The book is part of a persistently bestselling genre. For decades, so-called blooper books have:
- sold literally millions of copies
- topped the bestseller lists, including New York Times bestseller list
A Book For All Occasions
Funny English is an ideal gift for all occasions — anniversaries, birthdays, Christmas, get-well, graduation, friendship, Fathers’ Day, Mothers’ Day, Valentine’s Day, and any other occasion where you want to give a fun, affordable gift.
A Book For Everyone
Funny English makes a great gift for girls and boys, men and women, of all ages. The book will be enjoyed by clergy and religious, doctors, editors, grandparents, journalists, lawyers, parents, public speakers, publishers, students, teachers, writers, and anyone with a sense of humour!
Includes Many Topics
Funny English includes funny misstatements on a variety of topics, including chemistry, English, geography, government, grammar, history, law, mathematics, physics, religion, science, spelling, and more.
Laugh And Learn
Parents and teachers can use the book as a fun teaching tool. To understand much of the book’s humor, the reader must have a good working knowledge of English and good general knowledge; thus the book provides an extra incentive for a child or English student to improve their vocabulary and to expand their general knowledge.
(Right: People queue to purchase Funny English)
An Established Publisher
(Right: Author Troy Simpson speaks at the National Library for the launch of Funny English)
In compiling the 301 bloopers for Funny English, the author, Troy Simpson, has:
- painstakingly researched newspapers, magazines, journals, books, and private collections, to select the 301 funniest examples of miswritten English
- personally sifted through 120,000 images to find 30 photographs that cleverly convey the humor in the funny misstatements
- included student bloopers and other funny English errors that have never been published before in this way
A Credentialed Author
Funny English has been compiled by Troy Simpson LLB(Hons). A first-class-honours law graduate, Troy has written and co-written several highly acclaimed published works. These published works include a celebrated encyclopaedic entry on “humour”. Troy also co-manages a popular website on improving English skills called English Language Skills — a website with thousands of Facebook Fans. Troy has a new book underway, The Funny Dictionary.
Purchase Your Copy
You can order your copy of Funny English Errors and Insights: Illustrated right now!
Click below to order your copy direct from the publisher, from anywhere in the world
(RRP $14.95 AUD)
News and Updates
3 May 13: "Sister" book, The Funny Dictionary, now available as an e-book. Buy here for just $6.95.
15 June 12: Improve your vocabulary with the recently updated English Language Skills site!
30 Nov 11: Author of Funny English launches Facebook Fan Page for new book, The Funny Dictionary
19 Nov 11: Order Funny English for Christmas. Order here, from anywhere in the world.
9 Sep 11: Funny English author, Troy Simpson, to give Author Talk, 15 Sept 11 (updated: SOLD OUT)
27 April 11: Funny English is the National Library Bookshop's No 1 Bestseller for Autumn 2011! Order your copy while stocks last
8 April 11: Author of Funny English, Troy Simpson, joins fellow author Denise Sutherland in launching the website, English Language Skills.
11 Jan 11: Read the review of Funny English in Teacher: The National Education Magazine here.
11 Jan 11: Sister website, Write Better English, finds new owners. Read press release.
25 Dec 10: Funny English receives glowing review in Teacher: The National Education Magazine (more details soon)
21 Dec 10: A video of the launch of Funny English is now available
16 Dec 10: Troy Simpson and Denise Sutherland to write a book of funny definitions
15 Dec 10: Author of Funny English announces work on new book of funny exam answers
11 Dec 10: Author of Funny English attends book signing at Borders
22 Nov 10: Funny English reaches 60,000 Facebook Fans
21 Nov 10: Funny English is featured on ABC Radio's Tuesday Morning Book Club
19 Nov 10: Funny English moves up into Borders' Top 10 Bestseller List in Humour & Gifts
13 Nov 10: Funny English makes Borders' Top 20 Bestseller List in Humour & Gifts
8 Nov 10: Funny English debuts in the National Library's bestseller list for October at number 3
4 Nov 10: Funny English receives positive review by The Canberra Times. Read the review here.
31 Oct 10: Funny English is available from Borders' Christmas Catalogue under "Hot Gifts for Everyone"
29 Oct 10: Readers' positive feedback floods in. Read news ticker for examples.
29 Oct 10: Funny English is officially launched. Details to follow.
23 Oct 10: Funny English reaches 50,000 Facebook Fans
18 Oct 10: Funny English moves up from 9th to 8th in NewSouthBooks' Top 10 Bestsellers — in all categories
13 Oct 10: Funny English is most "Liked" book in Humour at Borders
8 Oct 10: Funny English moves up NewSouthBooks' Top 10 Bestsellers — in all categories
6 Oct '10: Author of Funny English interviewed by Carol Duncan on ABC radio Newcastle/Sydney
4 Oct '10: Funny English enters Top 5 Bestseller List in Humour for Borders
4 Oct '10: Author of Funny English interviewed by Ross Solly on ABC radio Canberra
2 Oct '10: Funny English enters Top 10 Bestseller List for NewSouthBooks
1 Oct '10: Funny English is top pre-order in Humour for Borders
1 Oct '10: Funny English appears in bookstores