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Rolling Stone has called singer-songwriter Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields “the Cole Porter of his generation”; O, The Oprah Magazine has hailed cartoonist Roz Chast as “the wryest pen since Dorothy Parker’s.” Together they have crafted a wonderfully witty book that is sure to prove useful to Scrabble players and Words With Friends addicts—and to delight anyone in thrall to the weirder corners of the English language.With the mordant wit and clever wordplay of Edward Gorey or Shel Silverstein, Stephin Merritt has written an original four-line rhyming poem for each of the 101 two-letter words included in The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary. Here are poems about familiar words (such as at, go, hi, no, and up) as well as obscure ones (such as aa, ka, oe, qi, xu). And every one of the 101 poems is accompanied by a full-color illustration by the incomparable cartoonist Roz Chast.101 Two-Letter Words is perfect for any language lover or Scrabble player (it may even improve your score!).
The country folk say ?howdy-do?but here in town, it?s ?yo?;they?ll say it in the country tooin twenty years or so.Rolling Stone magazine has called songwriter Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields ?the Cole Porter of his generation?; O, The Oprah Magazine has hailed cartoonist Roz Chast as ?the wryest pen since Dorothy Parker?s.? Together they have crafted a witty and unique book in celebration of two-letter words, focusing on the 101 such words that count in Scrabble. Featuring original four-line poems by Merritt and color illustrations by Chast, 101 Two-Letter Words covers familiar words (go, hi, no, ox) as well as obscure ones (ka, oe, qi, xu). With the dark wit and clever wordplay of Edward Gorey or Shel Silverstein, this book is sure to delight not just Scrabble players and crossword puzzle fanatics but also anyone in thrall to the weirdest corners of the English language.
Number of Pages: 1
Sub-Genre: Form / Limericks + Verse, Word Lists, Vocabulary
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Stephin Merritt
Street Date: September 29, 2014
Item Number (DPCI): 247-29-5067