Год издания: 2006
Количество страниц: 128
В продаже с 18.01.2012
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Witty and amusing handbook to the contradictions and inconsistencies of the English language. In 2004, Lynne Truss' little book on punctuation, Eats, Shoots & Leaves, was a surprise hit. The Sudoku craze swept the country in 2005. This year, why not challenge your brain with words instead of numbers? WORDS FAIL ME by Teresa Monachino, is a collection of mind-teasing wordplay designed to artfully manipulate the unpredictability of the English language. Award-winning designer and typographer Teresa Monachino has always been baffled by the English language's contradictions and peculiarities. Words do not mean what they say--the middle letters of believe spell lie. Words have the same spelling but differ in both pronunciation and meaning--minute is both miniscule and a measurement of time. Words are paired together redundantly--empty space or honest truth. WORDS FAIL ME is a witty collection of these unruly words, all set in Monachino's immaculate ...