Roy Blount, Jr., talks about the “etymological goulash” that always simmers on the back burner of his mind. His new book Alpha Better Juice is full of his dexterous wordplay, linguistic tricks and his particular take on language.
Roy Blount Jr. has written at least twenty books and dozens of essays, so his lifetime word count is surely in the millions. His latest book is Alphabet Juice, a kind of shaggy encyclopedia of how words actually convey their meanings through sound.
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