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Wordplay: A Curious Dictionary of Language Oddities Paperback – March, 1999

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 191 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling Pub Co Inc (March 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0806917970
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806917979
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.5 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,327,684 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Sen Peng Eu on November 22, 1999
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This book worths 6 stars. It contains a glossary of "special" words and interesting charts of words, in the puzzle and the-word-it-self sense. For example, what is the longest common word containing most consecutive letters in the alphabet after letter c? You can look up the glossary and find the answer is "disenfranchising" What word repeats most s's? the answer is possessionlessnesses. For a word or a puzzle fan, this is a must. For common readers, even merely skip some pages, you can wonder at so many words with its special property.
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I liked how heady it was/disliked how abstruse it can be, as well as just boring. It has made me a richer thinker, expanded my mental horizons. This book is not for the faint of heart, this is an eclectic, HEAVY *read.* Be forewarned, if you are considering buying this because you were recommended it by Stephan Fatsis - think long and hard before you buy - because I guarantee thats precisely what youll be required to do significantly more after purchasing this incredibly strange and challenging work of weird words.
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By Rhoda Blaauw on October 5, 2012
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I had expected this book to be a tad different than it actually is. However, it is very interesting, and gave me a lot of new things to read & think about. There is a lot more to words than one expects in this book. I like the book, but it is not a simple game book. You may have to take some time to study & think about it first. If you do use it for fun, it should prove interesting & educating.
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