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Word Play : A Cornucopia of Puns, Anagrams and Other Contortions and Curiosities of the English Language
by Gyles Brandreth


Overview - '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.  Read more...


 
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Overview
'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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  • ISBN-13: 9781473620292
  • ISBN-10: 1473620295
  • Publisher: Coronet Books (GB)
  • Publish Date: October 2016
  • Page Count: 400
  • Dimensions: 7.6 x 5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds


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