Howard Richler is a name well-known to Montreal word lovers through his weekly “Speaking of Language” column that he wrote in The Montreal Gazette from 1992 to 2006, and his “Word Nerd” column that he now writes in The Senior Times. Howard also regularly writes for other newspapers and magazines, including Globe & Mail, National Post and Lexpert. In between all this, he has written eight books, the most recent of which is entitled “Wordplay: Arranged and Deranged Wit.”