Curses! Broiled Again!

Curses! Broiled Again!

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From the master folklorist and sly wit, Jan Brunvand, comes a collection of all-new urban legends. Did your cousin's wife's dentist's daughter go to the tanning parlor once too often and had her insides cooked? Has your husband's brother's nephew teacher try to make a dead rabbit look alive? If so, you've hearda€”or you yourself may have tolda€”two of the seventy-plus legends in this collection. Urban legends are qthose bizarre but believable stories about batter-fried rats, spiders in hairdos, Cabbage Patch dolls that get funerals, and the like that pass by word of mouth as being the gospel truth.q But of course, though often told as having happened to a FOAF (friend of a friend), they aren't true. Included in this collection are legends about sex, horror, cars, business, and academia. Among them are qThe Bible Student's Exam, q qThe Pregnant Shoplifter, q qThe Ice Cream Cone Caper, q qDon't Mess with Texas, q and qMrs. Fields' Cookie Recipe.q(Sometimes I wonder if people make up these things.) There, she said, an English botanist, whose name she ... (If that sentence is wrong, ita#39;s my editora#39;s fault.) a€œThe Homemade Lie Detectora€ I read the comic strips faithfully, 268 cuasas!

Title:Curses! Broiled Again!
Author:Jan Harold Brunvand
Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company - 1990-08-17


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