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Having Fun With Words – Dan Althoff

Books of this nature must have some topics in common with others, but this book goes well beyond, with witty topics not thought of in others, such as funny ambiguities, misplaced modifiers, mixed metaphors, and the author’s unique way of observing and describing. For instance, this singular author is the first to discover that a preposition has the same number of calories as a conjunction, and the first to take an earnest interest in whatever happened to the wheels on the pyramids. Such intellectual inquisitiveness is rare.