Stephanie W's Reviews > Alphabet Juice: The Energies, Gists, and Spirits of Letters, Words, and Combinations Thereof; Their Roots, Bones, Innards, Piths, Pips, and Secret Parts, Tinctures, Tonics, and Essences; With Examples of Their Usage Foul and Savory

Alphabet Juice by Roy Blount Jr.
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Jul 08, 12

bookshelves: linguistics, nonfiction
Read from June 15 to July 08, 2012

At first the book is clever but it gets old really fast. It's just Blount making a bunch of puns about this favorite words and occasionally going into the etymology. There is only one joke that saved this book from a one star rating.

"A chicken and an egg are lying in bed having a post-coital cigarette. A disgruntled looking egg looks at the chicken and says, 'Well, that settles it'."

I did not think that joke was funny, but I thought it was brilliant.
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