Word Play: A Cornucopia of Puns, Anagrams and Other Contortions and Curiosities of the English Language

Author(s): Gyles Brandreth

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'No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor but honest.' Only words can do that. Words are magic. Words are fun. Join Gyles Brandreth - wit and word-meister, Just A Minute regular, One Show reporter, denizen of Countdown's Dictionary Corner, founder of the National Scrabble Championships, patron of The Queen's English Society, QI, Room 101, Have I Got News For You and Pointless survivor - on an uproarious and unexpected magic carpet ride around the awesome world of words and wordplay. Puns, palindromes, pangrams, Malaprops, euphemisms, mnemonics, acronyms, anagrams, alphabeticals, Tweets, verbiage, verbarrhea - if you can name it, you should find it here, along with the longest, shortest, wittiest, wildest, oldest, latest, oddest, most interesting and most memorable words in the English language - the richest, most remarkable language ever known.

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Gyles Brandreth is a word fanatic. Founder of the National Scrabble Championships and President of the Association of British Scrabble Players, Gyles has appeared on every word-based radio and TV game show and is a regular visitor to 'Dictionary Corner'. He is a former MP and is now well known for being a regular reporter on BBC1's The One Show and a regualar on Radio 4's Just A Minute. He also appears on panel programmes such as QI and Have I Got News for You.

General Fields

  • : 9781473620292
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : Coronet Books
  • : August 2016
  • : books

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  • : Gyles Brandreth
  • : Paperback
  • : 368