From Publishers Weekly
How many different ways can you play with words? More than 1,200, according to Dave Morice (The Adventures of Dr. Alphabet) in what he claims is the first Dictionary of Wordplay. Everyone's heard of the rebus and the palindrome, but what about the megallege and the word worm? In an informative and frisky introduction, Morice describes the history of wordplay including the golden age, which started around 1960 and continues to this day and the many books dedicated to the subject over the years. Fans of Will Shortz's National Public Radio word games will love this quirky reference book.
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"Infomative and frisky...fans of word games will love this quirky reference book." -- Publishers Weekly, March 19, 2001
"The Dictionary of Wordplay is an act of naming the creatures in a beautiful universe."--Richard Lederer. -- Maine Sunday Telegram, April 8, 2001
"The most ingenious publication of the century so far." -- Times Literary Supplement, March 23, 2001