An Almanac of words at play

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C. N. Potter : distributed by Crown Publishers, Oct 1, 1975 - Games - 360 pages
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Collected and original acronyms, epigrams, graffiti, limericks, palindromes, riddles, puns, univocalics, and other word games and plays, in verse and prose, provide a month-by-month, day-by-day playground of linguistic swings and seesaws

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Contents

JANUARY
1
Calendar Verse Jangled Janet I
2
ABC Language An ABC Proposal Comes to 0
3
Random Rhymes A Man Beyond Seaduction
4
Random Rhymes My Ss Grow Ss
5
Rhopalics May Eagles Lacerate Eternally
6
Grammar Suffix the Little Prefixes to Come unto Me Comparatively Speaking
7
Clichis Clitch Clitch Clitch
8
Womens Liberation Funsky with Strunsky
180
Jargon Journal de la Mere Oye
186
7 Palindromes Palindromes of Number
192
Censored Fables The Comtator and the Door
205
Twoline Verse Poem Composed in Rogue River Park
207
Grammar Sentences Askew
208
Puns In Vino Veritas
209
Biblical Bits A Reasonable Reply to John Ball
210

Good Bad Verse The Muse on a Banana Skin
9
Reprinted bv permission of Little Brown and Companv October 24 Stinkv Pinkies bv David Silverman From Word
13
Sir Benjamin Backbite
14
Homonyms Homophones Heteronyms It All Deep Ends
15
Multitudinous Nouns A Squirming of Snakes
16
Headlines Nudists Take Off iy 22 Equivocally Speakjng If He Doth Love Me
18
American Isnt English How Do You Say Bicister Micister?
19
HobsonJobsons Ever See a SandBlind Titmouse?
21
Dialect Black English
22
Translation The Astonishment of Words
23
Good Bad Verse The Demise of the Methodist Church
25
Countdown Verses Vile Vodka
26
Epitaphs Say Who Will Write A Pun My Stone?
27
permission of R Robinson Rowc December 26 Six lines from Quiet Night From On Your Toes by Lorenz Hart
28
Food What a Friend We Have in Cheeses
29
Tom Swifties Im Dying He Croaked
30
Love Identity Problem in the Mammoth Caves
31
Coined Words In the Morning They Spring Up
33
Pronunciation Telling Hearth from Earth Is Tough Stuff Suzy
34
Malapropisms Many a Malapropism Has Flown under the Bridge
36
Gousses Rames
38
Palindromes Eva Lave
39
Place Names The American Traveler
40
Presidential Prose The Gettysburg Address
41
Love There Are Numerous Locutions to Express the Idea of Never
43
Lipograms Mary Had a Lipogram
45
Dialect A Fraffly WellSpoken Glossary
46
Rhymes out of Order Impossible Rhymes
47
Euphemisms Overdrawn Your Bank Account You Negative Saver?
49
Censored Fables Shipwreck
50
Epitaphs Self Service
51
Anagrams Washington Crisscrossing the Delaware
52
Roman Numerals The Noblest City of Them All
53
Word Games for the Parlor The Girl I Never Saw
54
Univocalics Bless the Shepherd
55
Burlesque and Parody Rockaby Gloria
56
Acrostics Cats Cats Cats Cats
57
Origins by Letter and Word The Canary the Stallion and the Partridge
58
Fractured Foreigners The English is Coming
59
Onomatopoeia Chiffchaff
60
Oysterville Burma Shave
61
Clerihews Clerihews by Bentley
62
Visual Wordplay White Wine for Fish
63
The Muse Agiggle That Wrinkled and Golden Apricot
65
Money But HoneyAre You Making Any Money?
66
Measurements The Exactness of the Inexact
67
Grammar E Pluribus Unum
68
Abbreviations A Mrs Kr Mr
69
Horses Frogs and Other Insects A Croaking of Frogs
70
Random Rhymes Id Like to Be a Corsican
71
Fractured Foreigners Fairy Tales al Dante
72
Dialect Mr Dooley on Christian Science
73
Onomatopoeia Tap Nap
74
Macaronics Amo Amas Felisitous
75
Powwow An Eloquence of Indians
76
Biblical Bits A Crackling of Thorns
77
Place Names Ilwaco O Ilwaco
78
Grammar I Sawyer Saw Does That Make Me a Sawyer?
79
Typefaces Printing and Typos Souvenir
80
Nicnames Nicknames on Ticker Tape
81
Philosophy O Cuckoo
82
Chain Words Chain Verse Chain States
83
Alphabetics Ah Zelda
84
Edicts The Mighty Fall the Rest Just Grow Older
85
Acronyms Compip Compoop
86
Word Games A Hundred Words Once
87
Last Words As I Lay Dying
88
Anagrams Anagrams from Punch
89
Biblical Bits Biblical Fruitcake
90
Rhymes out of Order SingleRhymed Verse
91
Place Names Spoken Like a Native
92
Womens Liberation Friedan on the Luce
93
Grammar The Subjunctive Rides Again
94
Younger Generation A Birthday Song for Medora
95
Univocalics Eves Legend
96
Slang Clicket Clicket Clickman Toad
98
4 Dialect Let Stalk Strine
104
Love Should She Have the Baby?
118
Origins by Letter and Word Schizophrenic Words
124
Measurements Measure for Measure
130
Random Rhymes FootNotes
134
Fractured English Mark Twains Portuguese Find
135
Random Rhymes Kind of Four of a Kind
136
Echoes Echoes Echoing Sentence Echoing Rhymes
137
Younger Generation Eletelephony
139
Food Menu Madness
141
Sex Shiver Tickle Sneeze
142
Haiu Haiku Prove I Q
143
Cats A Cats a Cat for A That
144
Homonyms Homophones Heteronyms Now Here We Are Alone My Dear
145
Dialect Doggerel in Loggerel
146
Clichis It Stands to? Reason
147
Symbols and Signs I Love You to CO A0
149
American Isnt English The British Crossword Labyrinth
150
Place Names We Canal Praise the Streets of New Orleans
151
Names Praisegod BareboneI Begin with E
152
Grammar The Jealous Governes
153
Shaespeare He Beat You to That One Too
154
American Isnt English Britannia Rules of Orthography
155
Word Games for the Parlor Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
156
Random Rhymes Kipling Rudyards
158
Grammar Like Wow Man
159
Hidden Words Part of Adam Is Mad
160
Malapropisms Petersonese
161
Horses Frogs and Other Insects The Centipede the Water Beetle and the Praying Mantis
162
Womens Liberation To Ms or Not to Ms
163
Word Games for the Parlor Point of View
164
Ambiguity Confound Your Words Your Looks Your Handwriting
165
Onomatopoeia Toftof Dokidoki
166
Sex The Hardboiled Seduction of a Softboiled Egg
167
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias Encyclopedic Chant
168
Palindromes He Goddam Mad Dog Eh?
174
Sick Sic Lizzie Borden and Her Playmates
211
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias The Thesaurus and the Muse
213
Word Games for the Parlor Word Belt
214
Philosophy The Web Retangled
215
Fakes and Frauds Some Mad Young Wags
216
Pronunciation The Susurrant Schwa
217
Palindromes Professor Otto R Osseforp
218
Origins by Letter and Word Had Darwin Dug Up Fossil Words
219
News Mystery News
220
Dialect Fraffly Fine Poetry
221
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias Anthons Classical Dictionary
222
Cats Cat Words
223
Good Bad Verse A Teacher Looks at Oysterville
225
Dialect The Yellow Prose of Texas
226
Abbreviations The Conversational Reformer
227
Jargon The Profundity Kit
228
Limerics A Lewdness of Limericks
229
Multitudinous Nouns The Venereal Game
230
The Muse Agiggle A Gaggle of Giggles
231
Random Rhymes Please Please Keep Coming
232
American Isnt English English Is Unamerican
233
Dialect Amos n Andy
234
Metaphor I Dreamed the Devils Wife Proposed a Game
235
Eskimos Eskimo Recipes
236
Origins by Letter and Word The Fable of the H1 and the Stupid but Persistent A2
237
Typefaces Printing and Typos Reasning but to Err
238
Grammar The Naughty Preposition
240
Rhopalics I into My Mirror Peeked
241
Malapropisms Much Ado About Malapropisms
242
Word Games for the Parlor Nameplay
243
Palindromes Word and Line Palindromes
244
Long Words Chemicals and Other Big Ones
245
Clerihews Take 5 Tsp Auden Add 1 Tsp Listerine
246
Abbreviations The Hrglphs f th Nw Yrk Tms
247
Sex About That Cow
248
Grammar The Rein in Spain Reigns Mainly in the Rain
249
Dialect Mr KAPLANs Dark Logic
250
Spoonerisms Ballade of Soporific Absorption
252
Ad Hominem Pinking the Politician
253
Grammar Singular Plurals
254
Ciphers How Not to Solve a Cipher
255
Esimos Lo the Frolicsome Eskimo
257
Word Games for the Parlor What Is the Question?
258
Burlesque and Parody The Mad Round Robin
259
Place Names Streets in Old London
261
Grammar Hark to the Mewsicians of Bremen Mewed the Caterpillar
262
Slang The Variety of Abel Green
263
Womens Lib Fallen Women
264
Homonyms Homophones Heteronyms Colloquy between a Devout Man and His Wicked Echo
265
Fol Etymology Mini Minu
266
Younger Generation Alexanders Number One
267
Metaphors Lerners Mixed Lerning
268
Philosophy Upon October Twentythird
269
Clichis We Interrupt Our Program for a Word from Mr McLuhan
270
Homonyms Homophones Heteronyms Polish Up Your Polish Zywacki
271
Short Words Love Is a Fourletter Word
272
Fractured Foreigners A Fracture of French an Omelet of Afrikaans and an Indiscretion of Italian
273
Word Games for the Parlor Pageflipping in a Daybook
275
Dirges A Tolling of Bells
276
Slang Bloody
277
American Isnt English Theres Nothing Funny about Falling into the Ay Cutter
278
History Extracts from 1066 and All That
279
Grammar Just Because
281
Love Lay of the Deserted Influenzaed
282
Measurements Id Walk 1 6093 Kilometers for a Camel
283
ClichSs Pandora Opens a Can of Worms
284
Drin The Drunkards Conceit
285
Visual Wordplay Notpoems
287
Dialect Dialects Various
288
Word Games for the Parlor Double Duty
289
Multitudinous Nouns A Flock of Ships
290
Anagrams The Strange Case of the Surplus Anagrams
291
Dialect You Know Me Al
292
Presidential Prose Eisenhowers Address at Gettysburg
293
Good Bad Verse Big and Little Slips from Big and Little Slippers
294
Place Names Lines to Miss Florence Huntingdon
295
Slang Winchellese
296
Typefaces Printing and Typos Jenson with Scotch in Hand
298
Puns A Zoological Romance
299
Oxymorons Faultily Faultless
300
Chain Words Chain Verse Truth and Such
301
Ad Hominem The Venom of Contented Critics
302
Dialect Bibys Epitaph
303
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias A Delight of Dictionaries
304
Word Games for the Parlor Friend in the Middle
305
Random Rhymes Ambivalence in the Oyster Beds
306
Random Rhymes Agape and Cupid
307
Word Games for the Parlor Ounce Dice Trice
308
Names Stop Hissing Belinda
309
Dialect Mamas Advice
310
Fractured English Da One Jellyfish to Go Tovarich
311
Birthdays We Men of Sagittarius
312
Anagrams Drank for 969 Years
313
Philosophy The Quodlibets of Tom Aquinas
314
Homonyms Homophones Heteronyms Holey Holey Holey Holed Sox Almighty
315
Onomatopoeia Kew Kew Si Si Si
316
The Muse Agiggle One Last Giggle
317
Dialect Da Wheestlin Barber
319
Visual Wordplay Antics
321
Dialect Cajun Night Before Christmas
322
Origins by Letter and Word Nay Nay Neigh Not Neighbor Bob
324
Visual Wordplay A Visit from St Nicholas
325
Acrostics Take Back That Powdered Rhinoceros Horn Santa
326
Grammar The Assination of English
327
Visual Wordplay More Notpoems
328
Horses Frogs and Other Insects The Kentucky Thoroughbred
329
Pidgin English Papa Belong MeFella Nipee Off Her Nose
330
Answers and Solutions
333
Anagrams Be Friendly Borgmann 23
334
Index
357
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