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Here is a list of my favorite English language links

Malapropism
BrownieLocks and the Three Bears - http://www.brownielocks.com/Pizazz.html - Scroll down to nearly the bottom
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malapropism
Fun with Words: http://www.fun-with-words.com/mala_malapropisms.html

Spoonerism
BrownieLocks and the Three Bears - http://www.brownielocks.com/spoonerisms.html
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoonerism
Fun with Words: http://www.fun-with-words.com/spoonerisms.html
World Wide Words: http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-spo4.htm

Palindromes
BrownieLocks and the Three Bears - http://www.brownielocks.com/palindromes.html
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palindromes
Fun with Words: http://www.fun-with-words.com/palindromes.html

Types of Word Play:
Anagrams, Palindromes, Spoonerisms, Oxymorons, Tongue Twisters, Pangrams, Rebus Puzzles, Malapropisms, Mnemonics, Tom Swifties, Word Records, Nym Words, Redundancies, Ambiguities, Net Lingua, Etymology, Rhyming Slang, and more I would suppose.
BrownieLocks and the Three Bears - http://www.brownielocks.com/Pizazz.html
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Fun With Words - http://www.fun-with-words.com/
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World Wide Words - http://www.worldwidewords.org

Books to Read if You Wish

  • How to Win a Pullet Surprise: The Pleasures and Pitfalls of our Language by Jack Smith
  • The Dictionary of Wordplay by Dave Morice
  • The Game of Words by Willard Espy
  • The Best of An Almanac of Words at Play by Willard R. Espy

Also go here for a list of great books:
http://www.fun-with-words.com/wordplay_bookshop.html

These were some pages I found. Please suggest any good sites you come across so I can add more.

 

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