Word play
Word play or wordplay is a literary technique and a form of wit in which the words that are used become the main subject of the work, primarily for the purpose of intended effect or amusement. Example...
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Constrained writing
Constrained writing is a literary technique in which the writer is bound by some condition that forbids certain things or imposes a pattern.
Constraints are very common in poetry, which often requ...
Homophonic translation
Homophonic translation renders a text in one language into a near-homophonic text in another language, usually with no attempt to preserve the original meaning of the text. In one homophonic translat...
Language game
A language game (also called secret language or ludling or argot) is a system of manipulating spoken words to render them incomprehensible to the untrained ear. Language games are used primarily by gr...
Pseudonym
A pseudonym (/ˈsjuːdənɪm/ SEW-də-nim) is a name that a person or group assumes for a particular purpose, which differs from his or her original or true name (orthonym). Pseudonyms include stage names,...
Puns
The pun, also called paronomasia, is a form of word play that suggests two or more meanings, by exploiting multiple meanings of words, or of similar-sounding words, for an intended humorous or rhetori...
Trope
Trope or tropes may refer to:
Salt and light
Salt and light are metaphors used by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount, one of the main teachings of Jesus on morality and discipleship. These metaphors in Matthew 5:13, 14, 15 and 16 immediately follo...
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List of English homographs
Homographs are words which are spelled the same, but with more than one meaning. A homograph that is pronounced differently is a heteronym, otherwise homophone.Some homographs are nouns or adjective...
Phonetic palindrome
A phonetic palindrome is a portion of sound or phrase of speech that is identical or roughly identical when reversed.Some phonetic palindromes must be mechanically reversed, involving the use of sound...
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Round-trip translation
Round-trip translation is the process of translating a word, phrase or text into another language, then translating the result at least once more without reference to the original text, until it ends ...
Teh
Teh is an Internet slang neologism most frequently used as an English article, based on a common typographical error of "the". Teh has subsequently developed grammatical usages distinct from the. It i...
Homophonic puns in Mandarin Chinese
Mandarin Chinese, like many Sinitic varieties, has a significant number of homophonous syllables and words due to its limited phonetic inventory. All languages have homophones, but in Chinese they are...
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Longest palindromic substring
In computer science, the longest palindromic substring or longest symmetric factor problem is the problem of finding a maximum-length contiguous substring of a given string that is also a palindrome. ...
Word salad
Word salad is a "confused or unintelligible mixture of seemingly random words and phrases", most often used to describe a symptom of a neurological or mental disorder. The words may or may not be gram...
Horace Hall
Philippe Henri de Girard patented in France spinning frames for both the dry and wet spinning of flax. His inventions were also patented in England in 1815, in the name of Horace Hall.Little is known...
Radif
Radif (Arabic: رديف) is a rule in Persian, Turkic, and Urdu poetry which states that, in the form of poetry known as a Ghazal, the second line of all the couplets (bayts or Shers) must end with the sa...
Men in Aida
Men in Aida is a homophonic translation of Book One of Homer's Iliad into a farcical bathhouse scenario, perhaps alluding to the homoerotic aspects of ancient Greek culture. It was written by the lan...
N'Heures Souris Rames
N'Heures Souris Rames (Nursery Rhymes) is a book of homophonic translations from English to French, published in 1980 by Ormonde de Kay. It contains some forty nursery rhymes, among which are Coucou d...
Yuantang (language game)
Yuantang is language game spoken by Hakka speakers at Yuantang (Chinese: 苑塘), a village in southern China. It is also known as the snake language.
Example : 食饭 → 手习花散 [sit fan] → [siu jit...
Scifaiku
Scifaiku (science fiction haiku) is a form of science fiction poetry first announced by Tom Brinck with his 1995 Scifaiku Manifesto. It is inspired by Japanese haiku, but explores science, science fic...
Palindrome
A palindrome is a word, phrase, number, or other sequence of characters which reads the same backward or forward. Allowances may be made for adjustments to capital letters, punctuation, and word divi...
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Hypocatastasis
Hypocatastasis is a figure of speech that declares or implies a resemblance, representation or comparison. It differs from a metaphor, because in a metaphor the two nouns are both named and given; whi...
Metaphor
A metaphor as a figure of speech identifies something as being the same as some unrelated thing for rhetorical effect, thus highlighting the similarities between the two. It is therefore considered mo...
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Rövarspråket
Rövarspråket (English: The Robber Language) is a Swedish language game. It became popular after the books about Kalle Blomkvist by Astrid Lindgren, where the children use it as a code, both at pla...
Smallband
Smallband is a term mainly used by the customers of Belgian Internet service providers to describe the Internet connection speed one obtains when the monthly data-transfer-limit has been reached. The ...
Sator Square
The Sator Square (or Rotas Square) is a word square containing a Latin palindrome:The five words may be read top-to-bottom, bottom-to-top, left-to-right, or right-to-left. When read top-to-bottom and ...
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Spoonerism
A spoonerism is an error in speech or deliberate play on words in which corresponding consonants, vowels, or morphemes are switched (see metathesis) between two words in a phrase.An example is saying ...
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Hello, sailor
"Hello, sailor" is a sexual proposition made to a sailor, presumably by a prostitute or promiscuous woman supposing the sailor to be male and sexually frustrated after a long time at sea. This usage h...