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Romps, tots and boffins : the strange language of news

Author: Robert Hutton
Publisher: London : Elliott and Thompson Limited, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A funny and irreverent annotated collection of ""journalese""--Words, phrases, clichés, and sacred cows beloved by newspapers but never used by anyone else. This ""bumper crop"" of examples is sure to ""fuel controversy."" Anyone who has picked up a paper has read journalese-words and phrases that are only found in newspapers. Without them, how would intrepid journalists be able to.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Terms and phrases
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hutton, Robert.
Romps, Tots and Boffins : The Strange Language of News.
Chicago : Elliott & Thompson, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Hutton
ISBN: 9781909653467 1909653462
OCLC Number: 900745418
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 135 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; What is this book?; What is journalese?; The Journalese List; General; A question of attribution; Anatomy of a scandal; Banned; Foreign correspondent; Police story; Everyone's a critic; The Devil reads Grazia; How we used to live; In the bedroom; Journalese fear scale; 24-hour party people; Journalese row scale; Property ladder; Lifestyles of the rich and famous; This sporting life; The numbers game; Things newspaper readers should know; Terms of the trade; Journalistic slang; Acknowledgements; About the author.
Responsibility: Robert Hutton.

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A funny and irreverent annotated collection of ""journalese""--Words, phrases, clichés, and sacred cows beloved by newspapers but never used by anyone else. This ""bumper crop"" of examples is sure to ""fuel controversy."" Anyone who has picked up a paper has read journalese-words and phrases that are only found in newspapers. Without them, how would intrepid journalists be able to.

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