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Crazy English : the ultimate joy ride through our language

Author: Richard Lederer
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Demonstrates that logic is sometimes absent from the standard deviations in English usage and how language secrets are revealed in winks, allusions, sighs, and giggles.
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Genre/Form: Humor
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lederer, Richard, 1938-
Crazy English.
New York : Pocket Books, ©1989
(OCoLC)645308913
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Lederer
ISBN: 0671689061 9780671689063
OCLC Number: 20150288
Description: 189 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: I: The strange case of the English language. English is a crazy language ; Confusable English ; Good grief! ; Sesquipedalian English --
II: The name is the game. What's your phobia? ; The secrets of "nym" ; Brand-new eponyms ; Janus-faced English ; A hymn to heteronyms --
III: Figuratively speaking. A visit to the language zoo ; You said a mouthful ; Violent English --
IV: Unmechanical English. Foxen in the henhice ; Tense times with verbs ; Spellbound --
V: The sounds of English. Sound and sense ; Beautiful English ; Alliteration strikes the nation ; Rhyme time --
VI: English at play. The play of words ; Anagrammatical English ; Doctor Rotcod's ailihphilia --
VII: The last word about words. The antics of semantics.
Responsibility: Richard Lederer.

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Demonstrates that logic is sometimes absent from the standard deviations in English usage and how language secrets are revealed in winks, allusions, sighs, and giggles.

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