How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More than Some Antics
(did you catch it? read it out loud.....)
Okay, so it was a bit dense, but it was fascinating enough to still get 5 stars.
Filled with subtle puns, this is an intriguing look at what the pun has done for linguistical development-- both as a species and as individuals.
It was especially interesting since I have children in the "knock-knock joke stage"-- which is basically all about puns-- and the book talks a lot about why that's an important stage.
I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed this book. Utterly fabulous and COMPLETELY recommended!
(It references MASH and Spoonerisms!!!)
I even went through the bibliography and made a list of books I'd like to read.
Anyway, anyone interested in the English language should really read this one.