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Black Dog & Leventhal

Game of Words: The Remarkable Exuberance of the English Language

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Title: Game of Words: The Remarkable Exuberance of the English Language
Author: Espy, Willard
ISBN: 9781579123246
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
Published: 2003
Binding: Book
Language: English
Condition: Used: Near Fine
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Language & Writing 1603766

Publisher Description:
Attention language lovers: prepare to be taken prisoner. Willard R. Espy, word gamester extraordinaire, has put together more than 200 sublimely satisfying diversions -- including acrostics, clerihews, epigrams, cryptograms, spoonerisms, palindromes, puns, and much, much more.

Presented here are the wildest array of tongue twisters, brainteasers, and other mind-benders new and old, along with notes on their histories, tips on how to play them or solve them, and page after page of mind-boggling challenges you won't find anywhere else. It is a celebration of the energy, wit, flexibility, and fun of the English language by its most ardent aficionado.