Thursday, January 22, 2009

Butchered Book Titles

From a list of butchered book titles compiled by librarians at the Morton Grove [Illinois] Public Library from requests they have received:

A Race Car Named Desire ("A Streetcar Named Desire" by Tennesee Williams)

A Thousand Days of Silence ("One Hundred years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez)

A Thousand Splendid Sins ("A Thousand Splendid Suns" by Khaled Hosseini)

Anne of the Green Cable ("Anne of Green Gables" by Lucy Maud Montgomery)

Anti-Gone ("Antigone" by Sophocles)

Attack of the Trivets ("Day of the Triffids" by John Wyndham)

Canary Road ("Cannery Row" by John Steinbeck)

Diuretics ("Dianetics" by L. Ron Hubbard)

Eat a Cat ("Etiquette" by Emily Post)

Ed Who Ate Rats ("Oedipus Rex" by Sophocles)

Fire Hydrant 415 ("Fahrenheit 415" by Ray Bradbury)

Flowers for Allergies ("Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes)

Freddy the Rabbit Slept Late ("Friday the Rabbi Slept Late" by Harry Kemelman)

Funny Farm ("Animal Farm" by George Orwell)

How to Kill a Mockingbird ("To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee)

Huckleberry Finn, by Tom Sawyer ("Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" by Mark Twain)

Jane Erie ("Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte)

Lame is Rob ("Les Miserables" by Victor Hugo)

Lord of the Rings ("Lord of the Flies" by William Golding)

Mice are Gay ("My Sergei" by Ekaterina Gordeeva)

Oranges and Peaches ("The Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin)

Salad at a Bad Cafe ("Ballad of the Sad Cafe" by Carson McCullers)

Satanic Nurses ("Satanic Verses" by Salman Rushdie)

Tequila Mockingbird ("To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee)

The Angry Raisins ("The Grapes of Wrath," by John Steinbeck

The Canine Mutiny ("The Caine Mutiny" by Herman Wouk)

The Cat Who Shat ("The Cat in the Hat" by Dr. Seuss)

The Lion With the Wardrobe ("The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis)

The Mousketeer that Roared ("The Mouse that Roared")

Scarlett's Letter ("The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne)

The Sources, by some Roger ("Roget's Thesaurus")


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