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What Happens When People Talk
Written by Peter Farb


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 31, 1993
Price: $14.95

Why do certain words make us blush or wince? Why do men and women really speak different languages? Why do nursery rhymes in vastly different societies possess similar rhyme and rhythm patterns? What do slang, riddles and puns secretly have in common?

This erudite, yet irresistibly readable book examines the game... Read more >
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