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The Cat's elbow and other secret languages

Author: Alvin Schwartz; Margot Zemach
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, ©1982.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents instructions for speaking thirteen secret languages, including Pig Latin, one of the best known and easiest codes to learn, and Boontling, developed by people in a California town. Thirteen different secret languages and codes are described and explained. Literature of Delight. The famous punster, prankster, and riddle-regaler goes global for a look at the "ecret-say" "anguages-lay" of the world's children.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alvin Schwartz; Margot Zemach
ISBN: 0374312249 9780374312244 0374410542 9780374410544
OCLC Number: 7554218
Description: 82 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pig latin --
Iggity --
Ku --
Obby-dobby, eggo-peggo, ip --
Kinyume --
B language --
Sa-la --
Medical greek --
Cat's elbow --
Ziph --
King Tut --
Thief talk --
Boontling.
Responsibility: collected by Alvin Schwartz ; pictures by Margot Zemach.

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Presents instructions for speaking thirteen secret languages, including Pig Latin, one of the best known and easiest codes to learn, and Boontling, developed by people in a California town. Thirteen different secret languages and codes are described and explained. Literature of Delight. The famous punster, prankster, and riddle-regaler goes global for a look at the "ecret-say" "anguages-lay" of the world's children. It's the ripest kind of fun, with material ready for readers to bite into. More passive souls can just sit around and laugh with Schwartz's There's a Carrot in My Ear, Tales of Trickery, and more. Several secret languages are explained.

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