The grand master of American word play presents a life's work of the most challenging linguistic games and puzzles that have stumped word lovers for decades. Examples include acrostics, palindromes, homonyms, anagrams, lipograms, word squares, cadences, and isograms. 30 diagrams.
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This is the most mesmerizing book on wordplay to come along in years. Ross Eckler examines such eternal logological favorites as anagrams, palindromes, and word squares, as well as words that play in other ways. Here are words with all letters in alphabetical order, novels written without the letter "e," and dozens of ways to transform one word into another. Take "heathery," for example. How many times can you delete one letter and have a new word remaining? Or consider "add." What happens when you shift each letter one place down the alphabet? How about eight places? If you love words, this masterpiece is irresistible.From Booklist:
Letterplays, or "words-as-letters, in distinction to words-as-phonemes or words-as-carriers-of-meaning," are the focus of this collection of recreational linguistics. Eckler showcases letterplays gathered from Word Ways, the quarterly journal that he has edited and published since 1970. Sections are arranged so that specific types of logological endeavors, such as anagrams, word ladders, lipograms, palindromes, and shiftgrams, are introduced, defined, and displayed via lists, tables, and examples. Lists include "Q-Not-Followed-by-U Words" and chain link sentences, in which the last two letters of one word make up the first two letters of the next (as in "Martha has aspirin in industrial allotments" ). At the heart of this book is how letters can be manipulated to form words and relationships rather than relate meaning. Word lovers, Scrabble players, and crossword fans will find this intriguing. Jennifer Henderson
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