Saturday, May 20, 2017

Review of "The Game of Words," by Willard R. Espy

Review of
The Game of Words, by Willard R. Espy

Five out of five stars
 This book is an element of the heavenly bliss for lovers of wordplay. It is generally a collection of items that were first published elsewhere, the acknowledgements run to two full pages. Nearly every form and context of wordplay is used, from puns to satire and from games to inscriptions on tombstones.
 Two short favorites refer to the deceased.

On Jonathan Fiddle:
 On the 22nd of June Jonathan Fiddle went out of tune.

On Frank Pixley, editor:
Here lies Frank Pixley, as usual. Ambrose Bierce

 If all you possess is the barest of interest in wordplay, this is still a book that you will find delightful.

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