The Smoking Pun by Thaddeus Taylor
Crimes Against the Language

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This collection of 44 puns, each accompanied by a funny illustration, analyzes in endnotes the origins, roots, prefixes, suffixes, and linguistic peculiarities of certain punned words. Tricky twists turn phrases such as "religiously ambivalent" into "either-or-thodox," and illuminating notes explain how such phrases as "no stone unturned" mutated from the darker "no bones unburned," which refers to the digging up and destroying of the bones of people posthumously convicted of heresy. Readers are also invited to submit their own puns using mail-in forms at the back of the book.

About Thaddeus Taylor

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Thad Taylor is an acclaimed songwriter & composer whose clients include R & D Thinktank, The United Way and Medical City Dallas. He has a degree in Sociology from Trinity University, is a long-time veteran of Brentano's and Borders, and is the founder of the non-profit Freedom of Association, an organization whose mission is to, in the words of Leonard Bernstein, "encourage thought, free and creative".Tom Nynas is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and The Creative Circus in Atlanta. His work has been featured in leading publications and awards programs, including Communication Arts, Graphis Design Annuals and Graphis Logo. He has served as a judge at the Philadelphia Art Director's Club Show, and has been a guest speaker at both the Portfolio Center and at the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. For seven years, he has taught design and typography at Texas A&M Commerce, and according to his son Stewie is really good at drawing Batman.
Published September 1, 2006 by Cerebral Market. 112 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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