Making the Alphabet Dance: Recreational Wordplay

by Ross Eckler

Paperback, 1997




St Martins Griffin (1997), Edition: 1st, 279 pages


"From the editor of Word Ways magazine comes an extraordinary volume sure to reinterpret our vision of words and our understanding of language. Ross Eckler taps into the virtual renaissance of recreational linguistics with this impressive and detailed collection of some of the most challenging games and puzzles that have stumped word lovers for decades." "Gathering his life's work of word manipulations, letter deletions, and linguistic transformations into one volume, Eckler presents a dazzling array of alphabetical mind-benders and conundrums, illustrating the intricacies of letter-play with hundreds of examples."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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LibraryThing member raizel
This is a fascinating book for the right person. Based on a quick glance, the book seems to give lots of examples of what you can do with letters and words: it gives answers more than it asks questions.

Some of the topics covered are acrostics, telephone words, palindromes, pangrams, letter distribution, consecutive identical letters, and transforming one word into another.… (more)



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