Never try to teach a pig to sing

still more urban folklore from the paperwork empire by Alan Dundes

Publisher: Wayne State University Press in Detroit

Written in English
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Places:

  • United States.,
  • United States

Subjects:

  • Urban folklore -- United States.,
  • Xerography -- Folklore.,
  • Office practice -- United States -- Folklore.,
  • American wit and humor.

Edition Notes

StatementAlan Dundes, Carl R. Pagter.
SeriesHumor in life and letters series, Humor in life and letters.
ContributionsPagter, Carl R., 1934-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGR105 .D85 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination433 p. :
Number of Pages433
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1869744M
ISBN 10081432357X, 0814323588
LC Control Number90028451

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