Grammar: Word Play

Revised as of:21 Feb 2017 Word play, i.e., verbal games, uses words to be witty, funny, make a memorable point, encourage understanding, make an impact, brighten text, for vehemence or emphasis, enhance a musical effect, catch attention, convey an idea or emotion, create an atmosphere, … Continue reading

Grammar: Capitonym

A capitonym is a type of linguistic word play in which the same word changes its meaning (and sometimes its pronunciation) when it is capitalized and becomes a proper noun. If you break capitonym apart: Capit- means capital -onym means word, name Capitonyms are a subset under … Continue reading