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... after years in production!

For all readers of English literary fiction!

Get it at Google Play t'day ... cost of a black coffee, is all.

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My partner and I share an avid interest - some would say a passion - in the intricacies of the language we use everyday.

As far back as we can remember, we've been playing with words, puzzles, jigsaws, crosswords and the like. Our major interest, however, concentrates on homophones and homonyms - those words that sound the same and which so often confuse many.

Over these past fifteen years, we've developed a number of homophone/homonym dictionaries and word lists, for all language lovers and students; all of them are distributed over the web as ebooks. You can review our complete ebook list by clicking here.

Together, we live on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; our four, young grown-ups also live close by. I have another three, older grown-ups living in Canada, from a previous marriage.

In addition to maintaining this site devoted to language and chiasmus, we are in process of developing other websites:

A couple of more sites are currently in the design phase; and a Facebook page.

If you  have any questions, just use the Contact link in the footer below.

And many thanks for dropping in.


Roger signing off

Roger J Burke
Australia, 4506
ABN: 67 790 685 363

Curiously Common Words
You know the usual meaning(s) - now rest your mouse on it to find out another, not so common, meaning!

Dreams of adventure become reality when, in 1961, nineteen-year-old Roger Burke gets a job in New Guinea as a Cadet Patrol Officer.

Another Fool's Paradise

So ... come with Roger as he tackles the clash of cultures; the harshness and humor of colonial administration; patrolling in country; earthquakes, tropical diseases and other nasties; investigating murders and suicides; and just missing death by a spear in the gut....

Read a free sample from the ebook and order a full copy here for only $2.99.

February 1st, 2015
Happily, I can now announce the perfect bound, paperback edition of Another Fool's Paradise is now for sale at, and

Another Fool's Paradise at Amazon

Complete with forty plus photos of places visited and patrolled during my time in New Britain, you can order a copy - at $14.99 - by clicking the above image.

AD HOC....

2018, December

Now that our first app - Novel Words - is online (and advertised on this site), we can now proceed with the conversion of the main homonym and homophone database into an app for iPhone and Google Play.

In fact, that conversion is now under way, as I write.

Initially, I had figured on getting the job done by mid-2019. But, looks like it should be a done deal in the first quarter, probably by end March; and with the continued assistance from my partner and wife, Sherry. After which, I'm still planning to convert all other RR products here to the same mobile format, thus eventually dispensing with all ebook and printed versions.

I figure that will be easier all round for those interested. And, I'll continue to comment on progress here - more frequently, I hope.

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Here's the novel app about challenging words used in English literary fiction:

...for all students and readers of English literary fiction.

Get it at Google Play now! And, also now at The App Store.

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