An Almanac Of Words At Play

Author: Willard R. Espy
Publisher: Crown Pub
ISBN: STANFORD:36105005337220
Size: 16.33 MB
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Collected and original acronyms, epigrams, graffiti, limericks, palindromes, riddles, puns, univocalics, and other word games and plays, in verse and prose, provide a month-by-month, day-by-day playground of linguistic swings and seesaws

Yellow Woman And A Beauty Of The Spirit

Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780684827070
Size: 11.70 MB
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Defiant essays on the culture of Native Americans and their position in society consider such topics as the earth, the weather, and the injustice of the Anglo-American legal system.

A Is For Abigail

Author: Lynne Cheney
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442424081
Size: 18.72 MB
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Lynne Cheney and Robin Preiss Glasser collaborated on America: A Patriotic Primer, which captured the imagination of American children and became a national best-seller. Now they turn their hands to A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women and bring the great women of American history to life. Filled to the brim with words and pictures that celebrate the remarkable (although often unmarked) achievements of American women, this is a book to relish and to read again and again. Mothers, daughters, schoolchildren, generations of families -- everyone -- will take Abigail Adams's words to heart and "remember the ladies" once they read the stories of these astonishing, astounding, amazing American women.

Ben Franklin S Almanac

Author: Candace Fleming
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780689835490
Size: 20.10 MB
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Brings together eighteenth century etchings, artifacts, and quotations to create the effect of a scrapbook of the life of Benjamin Franklin.

The Game Of Words

Author: Willard R. Espy
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub
ISBN: 1579123244
Size: 15.10 MB
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This volume contains alphabetically arranged examples of over 200 word gamesalindromes, oxymorons, puns, tongue twisters, riddles, and the text of "Theorst Love Poem Ever." A former columnist for the British humor magazine,unch , the late Espy was the author of more than a dozen books on words

Tyrannosaurus Lex

Author: Rod L. Evans Ph.D.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101588635
Size: 11.77 MB
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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!