Odd Couples - Mirja Winkelmann
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ODD COUPLES. One Word, Two Meanings

You would be in trouble if you went for a swim in an elephant’s nose and you wouldn’t want to find a bunch of bananas in your bathing shorts either. What am I talking about? You may well ask. The English language uses the same word trunks – for both.

There are many more words like this in English too – fly, ring, bat, or ball, for example. These words are called homonyms and they make for some very odd couples indeed. The charming illustrations in this quirky book offer an easy way to get to know some of these funny word pairs. We hope you enjoy trying to figure out what they are and delight in the surprising visual connections they make.


This book will be released in the UK and the USA in September 2017, by Prestel Randomhouse.