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wordplay

The use of words in a clever or amusing way, as seen in puns or double entendres. A: "Why was six afraid of seven? Because seven ate nine! Get it?" B: "Ah yes, wordplay with 'eight' and 'ate'—a classic."
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To examine wordplay from this era of Shakespeare's career involves uncertainty: chronology and attribution remain open questions for the majority of these texts.
Editing the column taught me more aout wordplay than I'd ever dreamed possible.
This would explain why other traditional Bible commentaries do not note the wordplay here either.
99 pbk ISBN 9780141340555 SCIS 1582706 With over 500 jokes, this should entertain lovers of terrible jokes, or of Dahl's stories and wordplay and Quentin Blake's quirky black and white illustrations.
Impossible as it is to choose favourites, for joyful wordplay try 'Alligator Problems' or 'The Tents', 'Perhaps' for poignancy, 'My Dad' and 'Eddie Dream' for a strong sense of loss, 'Tabby and Grey and Tortoiseshell' for a powerful but simple poem which says more about the cruelty of human behaviour than any history book, 'Car School' for a funny take on the world of education, 'Take the Thing into your hands' for a portrayal of the power of reading .
I enjoy wordplay, puns and the sense of general nonsensical silliness which I think is naturally a part of Welsh humour and the way English is misused to comic effect by the Welsh.
One of the most commented upon blog entries from Staceyann Chin (right), "Talk Dirty to Me," has the ladies thinking about how to use wordplay to get more, um, play while Cathy DeBuono's video blog, What's Your Problem?
During his 17 years Bob enlivened the forecasts with his anagrams and wordplay.
Miraculous Rhymes is, in fact, nothing more nor less than a book on wordplay in the Miracles de Nostre Dame.
Kanye's latest musical adventure, The Graduation, is laden with futuristicelectro beats featured alongside his signature wordplay and catchy hooks.
Add the funny wordplay and you have an exceptional story.
In this laugh-inducing read-aloud, a sheep goes on the lain; a cow dons a muumuu to make her calves look smaller; and an array of live stock searches for other sheep thrills in 30 short poems from Hoce that demonstrate idioms, puns, homophones, and other types of wordplay.
RICHARD LAXTON'S feature film debut resets Romeo and Juliet to the multicultural melting pot of south London, where gangs of rappers do battle with microphones and clever wordplay.
Director Patrick Creadon's Wordplay turns a leisurely time-wasting activity into a real sport.
Sophisticated teens will enjoy the wordplay and the warm friendships portrayed.