Tyrannosaurus Lex: The Marvelous Book of Palindromes, Anagrams, and Other Delightful and Outrageous Wordplay

Tyrannosaurus Lex

The Marvelous Book of Palindromes, Anagrams, and Other Delightful and Outrageous Wordplay

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ISBN10: 039953749X ISBN13: 9780399537493 Publisher: J P Tarcher Published: Jun 5 2012 Pages: 262 Weight: 0.50lbs. Height: 8.50" Width: 4.75" Depth: 0.75" Edition: 1st Edition Language: English

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Welcome to the Weird and Wonderful World of Words

Tyrannosaurus Lex is your guide to the intriguing world of logology--the pursuit of word puzzles or puzzling words--featuring:
-A wealth of witty anagrams, palindromes, and puns
-Clever paraprosdokians: sentences with surprising endings ("I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it."--Groucho Marx)
-Fascinating oronyms: a pair of phrases that differ in meaning and spelling, yet share a similar pronunciation ("The stuffy nose can lead to problems" versus "The stuff he knows can lead to problems.")
-Peculiar oxymora: words or phrases that are self-contradictory (Jumbo shrimp Guest host Gold silverware )

So sit back and get ready to learn about everything from antigrams and aptanagrams to kangaroo words and phantonyms. You'll never look at language the same again
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