Word games and wordplay are a great way for native and non-native speakers of any language to sharpen their skills. Today is the release date for a new book called Tyrannosaurus Lex: The Marvelous Book of Palindromes, Anagrams, and Other Delightful and Outrageous Wordplay. This is the latest in a long series of mind-bending, trivia-filled, and tongue-tying books by author Rod. L. Evans, Ph.D., and it looks as though it will tie the tongues and bend the brains of even the most adept anglophiles.
Welcome to the Weird and Wonderful World of Words!
Tyrannosaurus Lex is your guide to the intriguing world of logology—the pursuit of word puzzles or puzzling words—featuring:
- A wealth of witty anagrams, palindromes, and puns
- Clever paraprosdokians: sentences with surprising endings (“I’ve had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn’t it.”—Groucho Marx)
- Fascinating oronyms: a pair of phrases that differ in meaning and spelling, yet share a similar pronunciation (“The stuffy nose can lead to problems” versus “The stuff he knows can lead to problems.”)
- Peculiar oxymora: words or phrases that are self-contradictory (Jumbo shrimp! Guest host! Gold silverware!)