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Title:
The word's gotten out
Author:
Espy, Willard R.
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Publication Information:
New York : C. N. Potter, 1989.
Physical Description:
ix, 354 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780517570616
Format :
Book

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Author Notes

The late Willard Espy wrote more than fifteen books on language & other subjects. His works include "An Almanac of Words at Play", "The Garden of Eloquence", & "Have a Word on Me".

(Bowker Author Biography)


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The eighth in Espy's inimitable ``words at play'' series, this compendium includes verses, quotations, rebuses, limericks, acrostics, anagrams, pangrams, palindromes, and Espy's own commentary in verse. We can learn interesting information, we can have a good laugh, and we can feel frustrated by impossible word puzzles. Espy is a bit sexist, a bit too old-fashioned, and a bit pedantic with his Latin and Greek, but he has a wide following among lovers of languages and language games. Every library should have his complete works.-- Kitty Chen Dean, Nassau Coll., Garden City, N.Y. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.