As Far As Words Go: Unraveling the Complexities of Ambiguous Language and Humor


Analyze the humorous use of multiple meanings with sounds, words, phrases, and sentences. Explore metaphors and similes, stress and juncture, as you giggle your way to clearer understanding of the funny twists and turns of English.

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By Cecile Cyrul Spector, Ph.D.

Grades 4 and Up

What’s a duck’s favorite party dip? “Quackamole!” As Far As Words Go helps students analyze the humor and ambiguous language caused by:

  • Multiple-meaning words
  • Multiple-meaning phrases
  • Multiple-meaning sentences
  • Sound changes
  • Switching sounds or words
  • Stress and pausing changes

The last unit contains challenge activities – a mix of tasks that contain metaphors, similes, and other visual and verbal humor activities. Includes a fold-out game mat (16″x16″) for added enjoyment! 251 pages. Softcover.