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A Treasury of Words and Wordplay

Richard Whiteley

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ISBN 10: 1861053754 / ISBN 13: 9781861053756
Published by Robson Books Ltd
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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2000. Paperback. Keywords: "Subjects - Sports, Hobbies & Games - Hobbies & Games - Indoor Games,Subjects - Sports, Hobbies & Games - Hobbies & Games - Puzzles & Quizzes,Subjects - Languages,Subjects - Reference - Language,Subjec". Not a first edition copy. . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # KHS0057650

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Title: A Treasury of Words and Wordplay

Publisher: Robson Books Ltd

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

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Old words, new words, long words, short words, amazing and amusing words - you will find them all in this richly entertaining guided tour to the highways and byways of the English language. If you want to find out the most commonly used words and how many we owe to William Shakespeare; if you enjoy malapropisms, Goldwynisms and other celebrated turns of phrase and want a few easily to hand; if you are intrigued by the stories behind words and their usage, this highly rewarding book will offer you all these and much more. With anecdotes and anagrams and acrostics, puns, palindromes and puzzles, spoonerisms and oxymorons and pangrams, the author serves up a veritable feast for verbivores.

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