The Pun Also Rises

How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More Than Some Antics

by John Pollack

The Pun Also Rises

Hardcover, 212 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $22.50 | purchase

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The Pun Also Rises
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How the Humble Pun Revolutionized Language, Changed History, and Made Wordplay More Than Some Antics
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John Pollack

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Provides a light-hearted exploration of puns, including the brain science and history behind them, as well as how they play out in pop culture.

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