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The pun also rises

how the humble pun revolutionized language, changed history, and made wordplay more than some antics

by John Pollack

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Published by Gotham Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Puns and punning,
  • Humor,
  • English language

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 193-203) and index.

    StatementJohn Pollack
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN6231.W64 P65 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxv, 212 p. ;
    Number of Pages212
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25018171M
    ISBN 109781592406234
    LC Control Number2011004318


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