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Silly Book Titles

Silly Book Titles Silly Book Titles

There are several ways to view the topic of Silly Book Titles.  Some titles are innately ridiculous, for example 'I Was Tortured by the Pygmy Love Queen'.  In other cases it's the combination of title and author that brings a smile to our face, for instance by Forestry by Teresa Green.

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Silly Book Titles - Awards Silliest Book Title

Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop

The British magazine 'The Bookseller' has announced its shortlist for the oddest book title of the year. 

The prize for the "oddest book title of the year" was announced in March 2013.  The winner?  Goblinproofing One's Chicken Coop – a "practical" guide to how to "clear your home and garden of goblins and banish them forever."

Previous Winners of the Silliest Book Title

Each winner receives the Diagram Prize, which has been running since 1978, when the winner that year was 'Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice'. Amusing Book Titles

2008 Winner of London's Diagram Prize of odd titles is 'Greek Rural Postmen and Their Cancellation Numbers'. Will and Guy cannot wait for the movie!

2007's winner of 'The Oddest Book Title' was: 'The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America by A Guide to Field Identification', by Julian Montague.

Enjoy the Hilarity of the Short List of Silly Book Titles

  • May Flowers by April Showers
  • Cheese Problems Solved by P.L.H. McSweeney
  • How to Write a How to Write Book by Brian Paddock
  • I Was Tortured by the Pygmy Love Queen by Jasper McCutcheon
  • If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start With Your Legs by Big Boom
  • Are Women Human? And Other International Dialogues by Catharine A. MacKinnon
  • People who Mattered in Southend and Beyond by From King Canute to Doctor Feelgood by Dee Gordon.

Will and Guy have researched further funny and amusing book titles for you to smile at by

  • The 120 year diet
  • Detecting Fake Nazi Regalia
  • Foundry Work for the Amateur
  • Versailles by The View from Sweden
  • Oral Sadism and the Vegetable Personality
  • theory of Lengthwise Rolling
  • The Potatoes of Bolivia by Their Breeding, Value and Evolutionary Relationships
  • Innovation and the Rise of the Tunnelling Industry
  • The Interpretation of Geological Time from the Evidence of Fossilised Elephant Droppings in Eastern Europe
  • Big and Very Big Hole DrillingSilly Book Titles
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Cooking With Poo and Other Funny Book TitlesCooking With Poo

This book is called Cooking With Poo.  Yes, "Poo"; this is the Thai word for crab and it's also author Saiyuud Diwong's nickname so our Thai friend Sakuntra, who now lives in Portsmouth, tells us.

More Funny Book Titles: have come to our notice recently. Here is a selection of the best:

Estonian Sock Patterns All Around the World by Aino Praakli (Kirjastus Elmatar). Covers styles of socks and stockings found in Estonian knitting.

The Great Singapore Penis Panic: And the Future of American Mass Hysteria by Scott D Mendelson (Createspace). An analysis of the "Koro" psychiatric epidemic that hit the island of Singapore in 1967.

Mr Andoh's Pennine Diary: Memoirs of a Japanese Chicken Sexer in 1935 Hebden Bridge by Stephen Curry and Takayoshi Andoh (Royd Press). The story of Koichi Andoh, who travelled from Japan to Yorkshire in the 1930s to train workers at a hatchery business the art of determining the sex of one-day-old chicks.

A Taxonomy of Office Chairs by Jonathan Olivares (Phaidon). Exhaustive overview of the evolution of the modern office chair. The Mushroom in Christian Art by John A Rush (North Atlantic Books). In which the author reveals that Jesus is a personification of the Holy Mushroom, Amanita Muscaria.

A Century of Sand Dredging in the Bristol Channel: Volume Two by Peter Gosson (Amberley). A book that documents the sand trade from its inception in 1912 to the present day, focusing on the Welsh coast.

Bizarre Book TitlesSilly Book Titles

Based on an article written by Joel Rickett in a Weekend Guardian supplement we have succeeded in tracking down further bizarre book titles to amuse and amaze our readers. Will has to admit that some of these strange titles made him giggle - 'must have been my mood,' he said.

The Diagram Prize is awarded each year to the oddest title presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Guy agrees that several of these books fall into the 'must read category'.

  • Fancy Coffins to Make Yourself [A book for woodworkers]
  • Knitting with Dog Hair
  • Wood Carving with a Chain Saw
  • Drying Flowers With A Microwave
  • Nuclear War: What's In It For You?
  • How Green were the Nazis?
  • Old Tractors and the Men Who Love Them
  • How to Avoid Huge Ships
  • Bomb Proof Your House

Silly Book Titles - Medical Section

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Medical books are usually difficult to understand, therefore Will and Guy were pleased to see these titles in both the Ladybird book list and in the 'Janet and John' series.

  • A Pictorial Book of Tongue Coatings
  • Brace Owner's Manual: A Guide To The Wearing And Care Of Braces
  • Waterproofing Your Child
  • The Secret of Sphincters
  • DIY Brain Surgery
  • Nasal Maintenance
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: A Personal View
  • Hot Topics in Urology

Silly Books by Famous AuthorsSilly Books by Famous Authors

  • The Broken Window by Eva Brick
  • The Cliff Tragedy by Eileen Dover
  • French Windows by Pattie O'Dors
  • Forestry by Teresa Green
  • Olympic Games by Arthur Letics
  • How to Make Honey by B. Keeper
  • Easy Money by Robyn Banks
  • Gunfire by R. Tillery
  • Long Walk by Miss D. Buss
  • The Dogs' Dinner by Nora Bone
  • A Hole in My Bucket by Lee King
  • Falling Trees by Tim Burr
  • How to Win by Vic Tree
  • I Love Maths by Adam Upp and Ima Adder
  • Snakes of the World by Anna Conda
  • Natural Bust Enlargement by Mine Power
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A Career in Writing

Two friends, Bob and Mick who hadn't seen each other for a while were having lunch and catching up on one another.

"So what are you doing with yourself these days?" Bob asked.
Mick answered, "I've taken up a career in writing."

"That's great!" Bob replied. "So have you sold anything yet?"
"I have," answered Mick.

"What have you sold?" asked Bob.
Mick answered, "My Rolex, my saxophone, the TV, the stereo and several antiques."

Will and Guy's Top Twenty of Funny But "Less Successful" Children's Book Titles

  1. You Are Different and That's Bad
  2. Curious Ricky and the High-Voltage Fence
  3. The Boy Who Died From Eating All His Vegetables
  4. Strangers Have the Best Candy
  5. Whining, Kicking, and Crying to Get Your Way
  6. Pop Goes the Gerbil and Other Great Microwave Games
  7. Some Kittens Can Fly
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  8. Fun Four-Letter Words to Know and Share
  9. The Pop-Up Book of Human Anatomy
  10. Eggs, Toilet Paper, and Your School
  11. Dad's New Wife Bernard
  12. The Children's Guide to Hitchhiking
  13. The Little Sissy Who Snitched
  14. You Were an Accident
  15. Things Rich Kids Have, But You Never Will
  16. Daddy Drinks Because You Cry
  17. The Man in the Moon is Actually Satan
  18. Your Nightmares Are Real
  19. Why Can't Mr. Fork and Mrs. Electrical Outlet Be Friends?
  20. Places Where Mummy and Daddy Hide Neat Things

Silly Book Titles - Out of PrintSilly Books by Famous Authors

Will and Guy are grateful that these silly books are currently out of print

  • Overpopulation in France by Frances Crowded
  • The World's Flood Plains by Noah Zark
  • Sound as a Bell by Drop Clanger
  • Why I Like Fish by Anne Chovie
  • The Empty Biscuit Tin by Arthur Anymore
  • Interior Decorating by Kurt N. Rodd
  • Poisonous Plants by Dudley Nightshade
  • Dockyards in Britain by Steve Dore
  • How to Look Younger by Fay Sliftt
  • Mexican Food by Monty Suma

 

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