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Language on vacation: An olio of orthographical oddities (The Scribner library) Hardcover – 1965

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Language on Vacation: An Olio of Orthographical Oddities is a 1965 book written by Dmitri Borgmann. It is generally considered to be the first book solely devoted to logology that was more about supplying information than giving puzzles. Logology is the study of words with an emphasis on letter patterns, often as part of recreational wordplay such as anagrams, palindromes and isograms, rather than on meaning. The word "logology" was popularized, by this book.


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Product Details

  • Series: The Scribner library
  • Hardcover: 318 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner (1965)
  • ASIN: B0007FH4IE
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.8 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #652,380 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Poly Gog on September 1, 2013
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If you are an older person and are interested in language play, you probably know about this. If you are a younger person and are interested in language play, you must get a copy of this. It's a c20th prototype on this sort of thing. It may be unique. Very droll. And smarter than us.
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