Welcome to the world of the CaperGram and the
Capergrams and Caperphrases
the English language - the most fascinating and
intriguing of all Languages.
The English Language is
exceedingly rich and diverse and is unashamedly eclectic - drawing
inspiration from just about every other language
in the world.
It is a delight for those
with a warped sense of humour because it is so open to deliberate
misinterpretation, manipulation and distortion.
National, regional and
local slang and jargon only serve to make it even more perplexing -
particularly for people from other cultures - so much so
that the results
are often quite bizarre!
Here at Confectionery
Capers there are hundreds of these 'plays on words' on display. They are
appear in the form of a 3-D object or a cartoon with a caption written
underneath. The visitor interprets them by working
out some logical connection between the name and the object.
Some are simple but others require at least a modicum of lateral or creative
Caperphrases rely on text alone and
contain cryptic or oblique messages which,
again, require a
degree of creative thought
Both CAPERGRAMS and
CAPERPHRASES serve to highlight the numerous anomalies, absurdities and
quirks of the ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
The following pages present
just a few examples of these CaperGrams and
on the links to test your interpretive skills. If you
visit Confectionery Capers you will see many more of these little
teasers on display.
See you there