HUMOROUS ENGLISH by Evan Esar

HUMOROUS ENGLISH

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The compiler of other books on humor (Dictionary of Humorous Quotations, etc.) here provides essential divisions and basic formulas that operate in verbal comedy, humor and nonsense, arranging his sections grammatically. In jokes, puns, stories, definitions, anecdotes, illustrations from newspapers, magazines, advertising, radio and TV, he shows the mechanics and tricks of word play and wit as exercised in alphabetics, syllabics, abbrevese,synonmics, antonymics, and with parts of speech, prefixes and suffixes, compounds, gender, ambiguity, spelling, and every conceivable linguistic area, including punctuation and numbers. A source book for types of humorous usage, this is promised an extensive index which will give it reference value.

Publisher: Horizon