Word Play : A Cornucopia of Puns, Anagrams and Other Contortions and Curiosities of the English Language Paperback
'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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 25/08/2016
- Category: linguistics
- ISBN: 9781473620292