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The pun also rises : how the humble pun revolutionized language, changed history, and made wordplay more than some antics

Author: John Pollack
Publisher: New York : Gotham Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At once entertaining and educational, this engaging book is a funny, erudite, and provocative exploration of puns, the people who make them, and this derided wordplay's remarkable impact on human history.
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Genre/Form: Humor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Pollack
ISBN: 1592406750 9781592406753
OCLC Number: 757470029
Description: xxv, 212 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Cutting it up : the anatomy of a pun --
Labs and retrievers : how the brain fetches meaning from sound --
To pun or not to pun : the risible fall of puns through time --
Riddles of history : how puns conquered human imagination --
More than some antics : why puns matter.
Responsibility: John Pollack.

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At once entertaining and educational, this engaging book is a funny, erudite, and provocative exploration of puns, the people who make them, and this derided wordplay's remarkable impact on human history.

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