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

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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!

About the Author

Rod L. Evans is a professor of philosophy at Old Dominion in Norfolk. He is the author of Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge, The Artful Nuance, Sorry, Wrong Answer, and Thingamajigs and Whatchamacallits.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399537493
Author:
Evans, Rod L
Publisher:
Perigee Books
Author:
Evans, Ph. D. Rod
Author:
Evans, Rod L.
Author:
Evans, Ph.D., Rod L.
Subject:
Dictionaries
Subject:
Reference - Dictionaries
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.02 x 4.61 x 0.63 in 0.5 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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