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Words Gone Wild ─ Fun and Games For Language Lovers
  • Words Gone Wild ─ Fun and Games For Language Lovers

  • ISBN13:9781616080143
  • 出版社:Skyhorse Pub Co Inc
  • 作者:Jim Bernhard
  • 裝訂/頁數:精裝/248頁
  • 規格:21.6cm*15.2cm*3.2cm (高/寬/厚)
  • 出版日:2010/06/01
定  價:NT$803元
優惠價: 79634
可得紅利積點:19 點

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Chock-full of jokes and entertaining twists of the tongue, thislighthearted but scholarly guide to humorous language isa sure?a?re hit with word lovers. The examples are entertaininglybawdy, with a delightful narrative voice in word sleuth and author, Jim Bernhard. He provides examples and puzzles, teaching asmidgen of historical and etymological scholarship, but above all,amusing his audience.

Puns from Greek dramatists, Shakespeare, the Bible, GeorgeS. Kaufman, and Groucho Marx vie for attention with comicalspoonerisms, droll malapropisms, witty anagrams, and humorouspalindromes--plus original material by the author--including limericks, clerihews, crossword puzzles, acrostic puzzles, tonguetwisters, and other kinds of word play. Some examples:
  • Why does a match box? Because it sees a tin can.
  • Time ?a,ies like an arrow. Fruit ?a,ies like a banana.
  • The pony was unable to talk because he was a little hoarse.
  • Two peanuts went into a bar. One was a salted.
  • The chicken that crossed the road was pure poultry in motion.
  • As the gardener said when asked why he was cutting grass with a pair of scissors: "That's all there is; there isn't any mower."
  • Jim Bernhard holds an M.A. in English literature from the University of Birmingham in England. A playwright, lyricist, journalist, college English teacher, actor, theatrical manager, concert impresario, and runner-up in the 1950 National Spelling Bee, Bernhard is also the author of the acclaimed book Porcupine, Picayune, & Post: How Newspapers Get Their Names. In addition, he has published puzzles and light verse in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, and numerous other publications. You can find him at www.wordsgonewild.net

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