The Best of An Almanac of Words at Play


Author: Willard R. Espy
Publisher: Merriam Webster
ISBN: 9780877791454
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 370
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Collects acrostics, anagrams, palindromes, puns, puzzles, and other examples of word play

The Primer of Humor Research


Author: Victor Raskin
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110198495
Category: Humor
Page: 679
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The book is intended to provide a definitive view of the field of humor research for both beginning and established scholars in a variety of fields who are developing an interest in humor and need to familiarize themselves with the available body of knowledge. Each chapter of the book is devoted to an important aspect of humor research or to a disciplinary approach to the field, and each is written by the leading expert or emerging scholar in that area. There are two primary motivations for the book. The positive one is to collect and summarize the impressive body of knowledge accumulated in humor research in and around Humor: The International Journal of Humor Research. The negative motivation is to prevent the embarrassment to and from the "first-timers," often established experts in their own field, who venture into humor research without any notion that there already exists a body of knowledge they need to acquire before publishing anything on the subject-unless they are in the business of reinventing the wheel and have serious doubts about its being round! The organization of the book reflects the main groups of scholars participating in the increasingly popular and high-powered humor research movement throughout the world, an 800 to 1,000-strong contingent, and growing. The chapters are organized along the same lines: History, Research Issues, Main Directions, Current Situation, Possible Future, Bibliography-and use the authors' definitive credentials not to promote an individual view, but rather to give the reader a good comprehensive and condensed view of the area.

Ken Jennings's Trivia Almanac

8,888 Questions in 365 Days
Author: Ken Jennings
Publisher: Villard
ISBN: 9780345504722
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 544
View: 1563
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Ken Jennings’s Trivia Almanac is the ingeniously organized book where, for a change, the all-time Jeopardy! champ gets to ask the questions–and where every day of the year will give you the chance to test your trivia mettle. For example–February 21: In 1912, on this day, Teddy Roosevelt coined the political phrase “hat in the ring,” so Ken Jennings fires off a series of “ring” questions. What two NFL quarterbacks have four Super Bowl rings each?* What rings are divided by the Cassini Division?** Also on this date, in 1981, the “goth” music scene was born in London, so here’s a quiz on black-clad icons like Darth Vader, Johnny Cash, and Zorro. Do you know the secret identities of Ivanhoe’s Black Knight*** or Men in Black’s Agent M****? In this ultimate book for trivia buffs and other assorted know-it-alls, the 365 entries feature “This Day in History” factoids, trivia quizzes, and questions categorized by Jennings as “Easy,” “Hard,” and “Yeah, Good Luck.” Topics cover every subject under the sun, from paleontology to mixology, sports feats to Bach suites, medieval popes to daytime soaps. This addictive gathering of facts, oddities, devilishly clever quizzes, and other flights of fancy will make each day a fun and intriguing new challenge. From the Hardcover edition.

The Synonymous, Etymological, and Pronouncing English Dictionary

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, Their Part of Speech Pointed Out, and Their Synonyms Collected, which are Occasionally Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers
Author: William Perry (lecturer in the Academy at Edinburgh.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Sporting Almanac


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Every-day Book and Table Book; Or, Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements, Sports, Pastimes, Ceremonies, Manners, Customs, and Events, Incident to Each of the Three Hundred and Sixty-five Days, in Past and Present Times

Forming a Complete History of the Year, Months, and Seasons, and a Perpetual Key to the Almanac ... for Daily Use and Diversions
Author: William Hone
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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2012 Canadian Farmers' Almanac


Author: N.A
Publisher: Farmers' Almanac
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Areas of My Expertise


Author: John Hodgman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101653612
Category: Humor
Page: 256
View: 4020
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In the great tradition of the American almanac, The Areas of My Expertise is a brilliant and hilarious compendium of handy reference tables, fascinating trivia, and sage wisdom on all topics large and small. Although bestsellers such as Poor Richard’s Almanack and The Book of Lists were certainly valuable, they also were largely true. Here is a different kind of handy desk reference, one in which all of the historical oddities and amazing true facts are sifted through the singular, illuminating imagination of John Hodgman—which is the nice way of saying: He made it all up. John Hodgman brings his considerable expertise to bear in answering all of the questions book buyers have been asking: -What are the mottoes of the 51 United States? THE ANSWER IS PROVIDED -Who were the U.S. presidents who had hooks for hands? THE ANSWER IS PROVIDED -What role does the Yale secret society “Skull and Bones” play in the secret world government? THERE IS NO SECRET WORLD GOVERNMENT -What was the menu at the first Thanksgiving, and did it include eels? Technically, that is two questions, but do not apologize, for John Hodgman shall answer them both... LATER. -Aside from a compendium of fake trivia, what is the best kind of book to write? A SIMPLE TABLE OF THE 55 MOST DRAMATIC LITERARY SITUATIONS PROVIDES THE ANSWER, and John Hodgman is the author of that table. Imagine if The Book of Lists had been rewritten by Peter Cook and Jorge Luis Borges under the pseudonym of “John Hodgman” and then renamed The Areas of My Expertise, and you will only begin to have a sense of the dizzying, uproarious, sublimely weird, and strangely wise journey that is contained within this book (along with all the pages and words). Perfect for anyone who thirsts for knowledge, and especially for collectors of books of fake trivia, The Areas of My Expertise offers through absurdity a better understanding of the world we share—and recognizes that while the truth may be stranger than fiction, it is never as strange as lies...or as true. Watch a QuickTime trailer for this book.

The Nonviolent Right To Vote Movement Almanac


Author: Helen L. Bevel
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1105708160
Category:
Page: N.A
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The Spectator with Sketches of the Lives of the Authors and Explanatory, 3

With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors and Explanatory Notes
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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We Feel Fine

An Almanac of Human Emotion
Author: Sep Kamvar,Jonathan Harris
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439116830
Category: Psychology
Page: 283
View: 9580
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The creators of the award-winning website of the same name draw on science, art and blogs to reveal what people throughout the world are actually feeling, in a volume that summarizes a database compilation of several million search results analyzed by weather, location and other factors.

Pantologia

A New Cyclopaedia, Comprehending a Complete Series of Essays, Treatises, and Systems, Alphabetically Arranged; with a General Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Words ...
Author: John Mason Good,Newton Bosworth
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
Page: N.A
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Boyer's Royal Dictionary Abridged

In Two Parts, I. French and English. II. English and French ...
Author: Abel Boyer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English language
Page: N.A
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A Guide for Using the Phantom Tollbooth in the Classroom


Author: Kathleen L. Bulloch,Theresa M. Wright
Publisher: Teacher Created Resources
ISBN: 1557344310
Category: Education
Page: 48
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The Pete Seeger Reader


Author: Ronald D. Cohen,James Capaldi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199336121
Category: Music
Page: 368
View: 1377
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Perhaps the most widely recognized figure in folk music and one of the most well-known figures in American political activism, Pete Seeger now belongs among the icons of 20th-century American culture. The road to his current status as activist and respected voice of folk music was long and often rough, starting from the moment he dropped out of Harvard in the late 1930s and picked up a banjo. Editors Ronald Cohen and James Capaldi trace Seeger's long and storied career, focusing on his work as not only a singer, but also on his substantial contributions as an educator, songwriter, organizer, publisher, and journalist. The son of musicians, Seeger began his musical career before World War II and became well-known in the 1950s as a member of the commercially popular Weavers, only to be blacklisted by much of the mainstream media in the 1960s because of his progressive politics, and to return to the music scene in subsequent decades as a tireless educator and activist. The Pete Seeger Reader gathers writings from numerous sources, mixing Seeger's own work with that of the many people who have, over the years, written about him. Many of the pieces have never before been republished, and cover his entire career. A figure of amazing productivity, influence, and longevity, Seeger is author of a life that has been both cast in heroic terms and vilified. The selections in this book draw from a full range of these perspectives and will inform as they entertain, bringing into focus the life and contributions of one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century.

Almanac of the federal judiciary


Author: N.A
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9781567061543
Category: Law
Page: N.A
View: 3513
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The Royal Dictionary Abridged

In Two Parts. I. French and English. II. English and French ...
Author: Abel Boyer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English language
Page: N.A
View: 5785
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The Illustrated Queen Almanac and Lady's Calendar


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Almanacs, English
Page: N.A
View: 7421
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The Book of Repulsive Women and Other Poems


Author: Djuna Barnes
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415969314
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 83
View: 3344
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This publication celebrates the 50th anniversary of the "Journal of Documentation". It reviews the progress of documentation and information provision.