The Clan of the Flapdragon and Other Adventures in Etymology

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These adventurous essays include lampoons on writing, language, and literature, and the collection is a delightful spoof of much in contemporary culture - especially areas of intellectual pretension. Readers will be entertained by anachronistic allusions, improbable parodies, whimsical etymologies, tongue-in-cheek word play, and stunning purple prose - examples of just some of the liberties Schrapnel takes with the language. The eccentric Dr. Schrapnel includes a variety of audience reactions in the form of bogus letters ...

The Clan of the Flapdragon and Other Adventures in Etymology 1997, University Alabama Press

ISBN-13: 9780817308810

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