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Word watch : the stories behind the words of our lives

Author: Anne H Soukhanov
Publisher: New York : H. Holt, 1995.
Series: Henry Holt reference book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This book, based on the "Word Watch" column in "The Atlantic Monthly," collects and analyzes over 360 words and phrases. Some of the entries: blood culture, affluenza, boy toy, squeegee man, narcokleptocracy, Kojak Liberal, and walk the cat back.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne H Soukhanov
ISBN: 0805035648 9780805035643
OCLC Number: 31436606
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 429 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Times of our lives, the words of our lives --
Words of our disorders --
Business speak : an economy of words --
Wordpower : manpower, womanpower, peoplepower --
You have the right to remain silent ... and that is the word of the law --
Going ballistic : the fighting words of warriors and espiocrats --
Politics of meaning .. in so many words --
And now a word from our sponsor : Sound bites on the ads, the media, and the Spin Docs --
Word Perfect in the Nineties : Hi-Tech, Hi-Sci --
Words for the road (and the friendly skies) --
Man does not live by words alone ... there's food --
Working out with words --
Words from an exhibition : but --
by definition --
is it Art?
Series Title: Henry Holt reference book.
Responsibility: Anne H. Soukhanov.

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This book, based on the "Word Watch" column in "The Atlantic Monthly," collects and analyzes over 360 words and phrases. Some of the entries: blood culture, affluenza, boy toy, squeegee man, narcokleptocracy, Kojak Liberal, and walk the cat back.

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