English Language Skills (Denise)

English Language Skills (Denise)

I'm a syndicated puzzle writer, with 8 puzzle books to my name, including Word Searches for Dummies and Cracking Codes and Cryptograms for Dummies (with Mark Koltko-Rivera). I have a background in science and graphic design, and am a trained indexer. My favourite puzzles are cryptic crosswords. and my favourite books are murder mysteries and cookbooks. I am also a very keen knitter.

I write a blog all about puzzles, called Puzzling.

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We thought you might enjoy some insults that don't involve swearing ... clever ways of making your point, without going down to their level. Where known, the author of the insult has been included in brackets.

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Onomato-whatzsit? Onomatopoeia (ono-mat-o-pee-ah) is the formation of a word from the sound of what it represents. This is a complicated way of saying that onomatopoeic words imitate a real sound.

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Just as knowing your prefixes can really help you to understand many more words, so does a good understanding of suffixes.

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