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English lovers - what are these called? There is a specific term for them... anyone know what it is?
Logophile for words, but not necessarily language specific. Bibliophile for books.
Logophile for words, but not necessarily language specific. Bibliophile for books. I wasn't referring to people who like things, but to sentences that start out one way and then take an unexpected turn. There is a term for the latter.
LOLWhey you wrote 'English lovers - what are these called' I went literal i.e. that you were looking for a word to describe 'lovers of English (language)'. I did not get that you were referring to the wordplay of the prior post. I don't know of a word other than wordplay to describe it, bait and switch maybe?I saw a few times Wendy Liebman in Boston comedy clubs in the early 90s, I liked her misdirection language humor.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4ekpiapUGE
sentences that start out one way and then take an unexpected turn. There is a term for the latter. Mixed metaphor?Denny Schlesinger
Found it - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraprosdokian
Whey you wrote 'English lovers - what are these called' I went literal This thread is getting too meta for me :)
"Paraprosdokian, syllepsis, antanaclasis..."Sunday words!
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