The Play of Words - eBook
Illustrated By: Bernie Cootner
The Play of Words - eBook  -     Edited By: Elaine Pfefferblit
    By: Richard Lederer
    Illustrated By: Bernie Cootner
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Pocket Books / 2010 / ePub
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Illustrated By: Bernie Cootner
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Pocket Books
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 9781439138960
ISBN-13: 9781439138960

Publisher's Description

Do you know the connection between the expression A HARROWING EXPERIENCE and agriculture, between BY AND LARGE and sailing, between GET YOUR GOAT and horses, or between STEAL YOUR THUNDER and show business? You probably have heard the comparisons HAPPY AS A CLAM, SMART AS A WHIP, PLEASED AS PUNCH, DEAD AS A DOORNAIL - but have you ever wondered why a clam should be happy, a whip smart, punch pleased, and a doornail dead? By playing the fifty games in this book , you'll discover the answers to these questions as well as hundreds of other semantic delights that repose in our marvelous English language.

Author Bio

Richard Lederer is the author of more than 30 books about language, history, and humor, including his best-selling Anguished English series and his current book, Presidential Trivia. He has been profiled in magazines as diverse as The New Yorker, People, and the National Enquirer and frequently appears on radio as a commentator on language. Dr. Lederer's syndicated column, "Looking at Language," appears in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States. He has been named International Punster of the Year and Toastmasters International's Golden Gavel winner.

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