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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.

... on the loose!

Catch it at The App Store also.

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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....

2019, July

The app, Sound Words, has been finalized and tested satisfactorily with a dummy database. Unexpected formatting issues, however, with my original database will require more time to modify before it can be used.

Realistically, those mods should be finished by mid-August or earlier. Thereafter, it will be quick to upload to Google Play and The App Store.

2019, September

Data base modifications have been successfully completed. The app is now being assembled and tested for later upload, hopefully this month. Not long now....

2019, October

Unforunately, delay has occurred because of our need to attend a family member who has been hospitalized during this month; recovery is now in progress, but daily attendance at hospital is necessary. Working as quickly as we can to complete the launch of Sound Words.

2019, December

More delays as a result of continued hospitalization for family member who is seriously ill. All progress on Sound Words is delayed until further notice.

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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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