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Words Fail Me

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Table of Contents

Foreword - Contradictionary - Homonyms and Heteronyms - Antigrams - Antagonyms - Pleonasms - One-Word Oxymorons

About the Author

Teresa Monachino (b.1968) is an award-winning graphic designer and typographer based in London. Her passion for wordplay comes from her Italian mother's hesitant grasp of the English language. For many years Teresa has attempted to explain to her mother why the word she has chosen is incorrect, only to be baffled by the peculiarity and lack of logic in English herself


'a book that gently subverts and questions the art of expression. ... filled with gentle humour and genuinely interesting anachronisms of the English language, all set in Monachino's immaculate typography.' Design Week, 27 April 2006 Words Fail Me 'mischievous - this small but perfectly formed book has been lovingly put together - its simple red, white and black colour scheme and use of Gill Sans and Joanna perfectly sets off the playful content. It's a bit like Eats Shoots and Leaves without the sanctimonious attitude. Charming - in the truest sense of the word.' Grafik, August 2006 'While this book would keep the designer or wordsmith in your life very entertained come birthday or Christmas, it's actually much more than just a witty collection of graphically arranged wordplay. - The book is full of tasty pleonasm, oxymorons, tautologies and even antigrams' Creative Review, August 2006

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