- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Sterling Pub Co Inc (April 1, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0806997915
- ISBN-13: 978-0806997919
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.5 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,548,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Words at Play: Quips, Quirks & Oddities Paperback – April 1, 1998
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The Anagram and Palindrome chapters-yes, chapters-are worth the price of admission. But there are also pages of real and imagined definitions, historical and hysterical quotes, and some of the funniest mistranslations, blunders, and misunderstandings one can imagine.
And I haven't even reached the puzzles at the end of the book. Tons of puzzles, patterns, and ingenious devices.
You will at last know positively that Sam Goldwyn never delivered his most famous line, "Include me out." The citations are clear, and when a source is in doubt, the doubt is explained.
This is the perfect bedside book. No, it isn't. You'd never get to sleep with this in your hands. This is the perfect breakfast table book-a way to jolt your brain into a laugh each day.
This book is not, however, for the cherophobic. In fact, if that word scares you, it is not for you, either, you phobologophobic, you.