Dictionary of Language Games, Puzzles, and Amusements

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Throughout recorded history, mankind has turned to language play as a source of entertainment and intellectual stimulation. This unique new reference provides comprehensive listings and explainations, together with samples and historical information, concerning the hundreds of letter and word games, puzzles, and linguistic entertainments that enrich our cultural life. In an introductory section, the author discusses the various ways of manipulating words and letters and the relation of this pastime to literature, ...

Dictionary of Language Games, Puzzles, and Amusements 1986, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT

ISBN-13: 9780313244674

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