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Puzzles and wordplay in the language classroom. Edmund Dudley. A question…. ambigram. Why this topic?. Early memories of wordplay. NDNTOOCUW. WRSDORCSOS. CROSSWORDS. COUNTDOWN. BECALSBR. SCRABBLE. Wordplay as culture. megszentségteleníthetetlenségeskedéseitekért. Really long words

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early memories of wordplay
Early memories of wordplay

NDNTOOCUW

WRSDORCSOS

CROSSWORDS

COUNTDOWN

BECALSBR

SCRABBLE

wordplay as culture
Wordplay as culture

megszentségteleníthetetlenségeskedéseitekért

  • Really long words
  • Eszperente
  • Jokes about names

Kellemetes hely, melyben kedvedre ehetsz eleget,

ellenben e nevezetes helyen teljes keresetedet elverheted.

Mikor Sodorszki

(mikor sodorsz ki?)

MaradokaMagamura

(maradok a magam ura)

word clouds
Word clouds

createdatwww.wordle.net

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Tonguetwisters

Tres tristes tigres. (Spanish)

She sells sea shells by the sea shore.

Red lorry, yellow lorry

Three thin trees and three tall trees.

tongue twister duels
Tongue twister duels

Face your partner. Choose a tongue twister.

Take turns, saying it as fast as you can each time.

The loser is the first one to mess up.

1. Truly rural

2. Red lorry, yellow lorry

3. Please pay promptly

create your own tongue twister
Create your own tongue twister

Name Verb (t) Adjective Noun

Laura loves luscious lemons

Barbara buys Brazilian buttons

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Puns
  • Pun: thecleverorhumoroususe of a wordthat has more thanonemeaning, or of wordsthathavedifferentmeaningsbutsoundthesame.
puns in jokes
Puns in jokes

Do you know any jokes about sodium?

Na

Do you want to hear a joke about Potassium?

K

I would make another Chemistry joke…

… but all the good ones Argon

habit

custom

tradition

puns my blackberry s not working
Puns – My Blackberry’s not working

Puns on fruit: Can you spot five?

  • blackberry
  • juice
  • black spots
  • orange
  • date
  • apple
rebus es
Rebuses
  • Rebus: a combination of pictures and letters which represent a word or phrase whose meaning has to be guessed.

if

der

stand

this

dingbats
Dingbats
  • dingbat: a popular variety of rebus, often printed in newspapers or magazines

DoctorDolittle

dingbats1
Dingbats

Don’tlook back

inanger

dingbats2
Dingbats

Jack-in-the-box

dingbats3
Dingbats

kiss and makeup

dingbats4
Dingbats

Long time no see!

dingbats5
Dingbats

Allforone and oneforall!

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http://www.quiz-zone.co.uk/quizrounds/010527dingbats/questions.htmlhttp://www.quiz-zone.co.uk/quizrounds/010527dingbats/questions.html

what do you notice about this text
What do you notice about this text?

Noon rings out. A wasp, making an ominous sound, a sound akin to a klaxon or a tocsin, flits about. Augustus, who has had a bad night, sits up blinking and purblind. Oh what was that word (is his thought) that ran through my brain all night, that idiotic word that, hard as I'd try to pun it down, was always just an inch or two out of my grasp - fowl or foul or Vow or Voyal?

Lipogram

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Ozymandias

I met a traveller from an antique landWho said: `Two vast and trunkless legs of stoneStand in the desert. Near them, on the sand,Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown,And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,Tell that its sculptor well those passions readWhich yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed.And on the pedestal these words appear --"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"Nothing beside remains. Round the decayOf that colossal wreck, boundless and bareThe lone and level sands stretch far away.'

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Ozymandias – in lipogram form

I know a pilgrim from a distant land

Who said: Two vast and sawn-off limbs of quartz

Stand on an arid plain. Not far, in sand

Half sunk, I found a facial stump, drawn warts

And all; its curling lips of cold command

Show that its sculptor passions could portray

Which still outlast, stamp’d on unliving things,

A mocking hand that no constraint would sway:

And on its plinth this lordly boast is shown:

“Lo, I am Ozymandias, king of kings:

Look on my works, O Mighty, and bow down!”

‘Tis all that is intact. Around that crust

Of a colossal ruin, now windblown,

A sandstorm swirls and grinds it into dust. (G. Adair)

don t say it
Don’t say it!

A: Interview your partner. Ask any question you want. Try to get her/him to say one of the following words:

B: Answer your partner’s questions without using any of the words above!

yes

no

black

white

lipogram dialogues on the motorway
Lipogram dialogues: on the motorway

A: You are the driver. You don’t want to stop.

B: You are the passenger. You need to answer

a ‘call of nature’

Act out the conversation – no words

containing the letter E allowed!

freedom through constraint taboo
Freedom through constraint? Taboo

wordto be described

taboo

words

describe the word
Describe the word!

wordto be described

taboo

words

freedom through constraint compulsory phrases
Freedom through constraint? Compulsory phrases

Writing a letter to a hotel

  • Making a booking
  • Asking for information about facilities
  • Asking for directions

Includethephrases:

“a whisker from the beard of Charles Darwin”

and

“a warm glass of Sri Lankan mango juice ”

what do these sentences have in common
What do these sentences have in common?
  • The quick brown fox jumpsover the lazy dog
  • Brown jars prevented the mixture from freezing too quickly.
  • Farmer _ac_realized that big yellow _ _ilts were expensive

Jack

quilts

Pangram

what do you notice about these words and phrases
What do you notice about these words and phrases?

reviver

racecar

civic

  • A man, a plan, a canal – Panama!
  • Was it a rat I saw?
  • Sums are not set as a test on Erasmus

Finish the palindrome:

Mr Owl ate my metal ______

Never odd or ______

Dammit, I’m ______!

Palindrome

worm

even

mad

find the connection
Find the connection

orchestra

carthorse

Anagram

anagrams
Anagrams

Can you remember these?

Tom Marvolo Riddle =

I am Lord Voldemort

O, Draconian devil! =

Leonardo da Vinci

Oh, lame saint! =

The Mona Lisa

favourite anagrams
Favourite anagrams
  • Dormitory
  • Desperation
  • The Morse Code
  • Slot Machines
  • Eleven plus two

= Dirty Room

= A rope ends it

= Here Come Dots

= Cash Lost in'em

= Twelve plus one

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To be, or not to be, that is the question:Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to sufferThe slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,

= In one of the Bard's best-thought-of tragedies, our insistent hero, Hamlet, queries on two fronts about how life turns rotten.

spoonerisms
Spoonerisms

Rev. W. A. Spooner (1844–1930), Warden of New College, Oxford

Spoonerism: a mistake in which you change around the first sounds of two words by mistake when saying them, often with a humorous result

  • "Three cheers for our queer old dean! " 
  • "A well-boiled icicle" 
  • "You have hissed all my mystery lectures. You have tasted a whole worm. Please leave Oxford on the next town drain." 
tom swifties
Tom Swifties

A Tom Swifty is wordplay in which an adverb relates both properly and punningly to a speech act:

"I'll have a martini," said Tom, drily.

"Who discovered radium?" asked Marie curiously.

"That's the last time I'll stick my arm in a lion's mouth," the lion-tamer said off-handedly.

"Your Honour, you're crazy!" said Tom judgementally.

"The doctor had to remove my left ventricle," said Tom half-heartedly.

"Don't let me drown in Egypt!" pleaded Tom, deep in denial.

who said it and about what
Who said it? And about what?

“the most serene and civilized way of wasting time that I, now nearing 80, have as yet discovered.”

Colin Dexter

  • Author of Inspector Morse
  • Winner of national cryptic crossword competitions
how do the clues work
How do the clues work?

The Clue:

People bothered about language in Mass – those devoted to the Virgin (11 letters)

The Solution: GRAMMARIANS

How you get the solution:

A word meaning mass (GRAM) and a word meaning those devoted to the Virgin (MARIANS) are put together to give you a word meaning people bothered about language (GRAMMARIANS)

clues with anagrams
Clues with anagrams

Slipped a disc - it’s cruel (8 letters)

This indicates something is out of position – an anagram!

There are eight letters in the solution;

The solution means cruel

Can you solve it?

SADISTIC

Arranged robes like a judge (5 letters)

SOBER

clues with anagrams1
Clues with anagrams

Revolutionary colours invisible for the bloody right-wing politician (6,10)

SILVIO BERLUSCONI

clues with double meanings
Clues with double meanings

Fellow from Exeter, say, has footwear to put on (6,3)

OXFORD DON

clues that require lateral thinking
Clues that require lateral thinking!

Make J-U-M-P in wonder (10 letters)

SPELLBOUND

some celebrated clues
Some celebrated clues

O (4,6)

_O_E - _E_T_R

LOVE LETTER

Amundsen’s forwarding address (4)

_U_H

MUSH

ABCDEFG…PQRSTUVWXYZ (5)

_A_E_

WATER (H2O)

thank you
Thank you!

Have fun with puzzles and wordplay!

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