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Puns from Greek dramatists, Shakespeare, the Bible, George S. Kaufman, and ...
Puns from Greek dramatists, Shakespeare, the Bible, George S. Kaufman, and Groucho Marx vie for attention with comical spoonerisms, droll malapropisms, witty anagrams, and humorous palindromes—plus original material by the author—including limericks, clerihews, crossword puzzles, acrostic puzzles, tonguetwisters, and other kinds of word play. Some examples:
Posted December 22, 2012
Posted June 4, 2011
I adored this book, and if you love words, you will too. Bernhard fills each chapter with fascinating facts about different kinds of poetry and word games, and the examples and puzzles make it fun. It still sits on my desk with lots of dog-eared pages. What will I try myself first? Lipograms? Tom Swifties? Limericks? I can't decide, but the book was an inspiration.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.