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Word play : a cornucopia of puns, anagrams, euphemisms & other contortions & curiosities of the English language

By: Brandreth, Gyles

1473620295 / 9781473620292
Paperback
793.734
25/08/2016
Stock expected by 11/06/2020
England
20 cm 363 pages
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Reprint. Originally published: 2015.

'No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor but honest.' Only words can do that.

Words are magic. Words are fun. Join Gyles Brandreth - wit and word-meister, Just A Minute regular, One Show reporter, denizen of Countdown's Dictionary Corner, founder of the National Scrabble Championships, patron of The Queen's English Society, QI, Room 101, Have I Got News For You and Pointless survivor - on an uproarious and unexpected magic carpet ride around the awesome world of words and wordplay. Puns, palindromes, pangrams, Malaprops, euphemisms, mnemonics, acronyms, anagrams, alphabeticals, Tweets, verbiage, verbarrhea - if you can name it, you should find it here, along with the longest, shortest, wittiest, wildest, oldest, latest, oddest, most interesting and most memorable words in the English language - the richest, most remarkable language ever known.

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2AB English, CF linguistics, WDM Indoor games

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