Safire s Political Dictionary

Safire s Political Dictionary

Featuring more than one thousand new, rewritten, and updated entries, this reference on American politics explains current terms in politics, economics, and diplomacy.

Author: William Safire

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195343342

Category: Political Science

Page: 862

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Featuring more than one thousand new, rewritten, and updated entries, this reference on American politics explains current terms in politics, economics, and diplomacy.
Categories: Political Science

Safire s New Political Dictionary

Safire s New Political Dictionary

Featuring more than one thousand new, rewritten, and updated entries, this timely reference on American politics explains current terms in politics, economics, and diplomacy and includes a new introduction and index. 25,000 first printing. ...

Author: William Safire

Publisher: Random House Reference

ISBN: UOM:39015026820806

Category: United States

Page: 930

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Featuring more than one thousand new, rewritten, and updated entries, this timely reference on American politics explains current terms in politics, economics, and diplomacy and includes a new introduction and index. 25,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.
Categories: United States

Historical Dictionary of Political Communication in the United States

Historical Dictionary of Political Communication in the United States

... May 27, 1990; William Safire, Safire' s Political Dictionary, 1993. David C. Perlmutter SARNOFF, DAVID (1891-1971) is respected as the father of American television, starting the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) in 1926.

Author: Guido Hermann Stempel

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313295454

Category: Social Science

Page: 171

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Entries in this comprehensive dictionary include people, organizations, events and ideas that represent the foundation of our tradition of political communication.
Categories: Social Science

The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time marks the publication of Safire's sixteenth book on language. This collection is a classic to be read, re-read, enjoyed and fought over.

Author: William Safire

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416587408

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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For the past twenty-five years Americans have relied on Pulitzer Prize-winning wordsmith William Safire for their weekly dose of linguistic illumination in The New York Times Magazine's column "On Language" -- one of the most popular features of the magazine and a Sunday-morning staple for innumerable fans. He is the most widely read writer on the English language today. Safire is the guru of contemporary vocabulary, speech, language, usage and writing. Dedicated and disputatious readers itch to pick up each column and respond to the week's linguistic wisdom with a gotcha letter to the Times. The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time marks the publication of Safire's sixteenth book on language. This collection is a classic to be read, re-read, enjoyed and fought over. Fans, critics and fellow linguists wait with bated (from the French abattre "to beat down") breath for each new anthology -- and, like its predecessors, this one is bound to satisfy and delight. Safire finds fodder for his columns in politics and current events, as well as in science, technology, entertainment and daily life. The self-proclaimed card-carrying language maven and pop grammarian is not above tackling his own linguistic blunders as he detects language trends and tracks words, phrases and clichés to their source. Scholarly, entertaining and thoughtful, Safire's critical observations about language and slanguage are at once provocative and enlightening. Safire is America's go-to guy when it comes to language, and he has included sharp and passionately opinionated letters from readers across the English-speaking world who have been unable to resist picking up a pen to put the maven himself in his place or to offer alternate interpretations, additional examples, amusing anecdotes or just props. The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time is a fascinating, learned and piquant look at the oddities and foibles that find their way into the English language. Exposing linguistic hooey and rigamarole and filled with Safire's trademark wisdom, this book has a place on the desk or bedside table of all who share his profound love of the English language -- as well as his penchant for asking "What does that mean?" Or, "Wassat?" This new collection is sure to delight readers, writers and word lovers everywhere and spark the interest of anyone who has ever wondered, "Where did the phrase 'brazen hussy' come from?"
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

List of Documents and Publications in the Field of Mass Communication

List of Documents and Publications in the Field of Mass Communication

... James D . Instructional media and the new technologies of instruction Sadoul , Georges Dictionnaire des cinéastes Safire , William Safire ' s political dictionary Said , Abdul Rahman b Mohd Communication research and cultural values ...

Author: Unesco

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015036800129

Category: Mass media

Page: 430

View: 139

Categories: Mass media

No Uncertain Terms

No Uncertain Terms

Examines and provides comments on language trends while tracing the origins of timely words and phrases that discuss such topics as technology, entertainment, and everyday life.

Author: William Safire

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743258126

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 337

Examines and provides comments on language trends while tracing the origins of timely words and phrases that discuss such topics as technology, entertainment, and everyday life.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Dictionary of Soldier Talk

A Dictionary of Soldier Talk

Author: John Robert Elting

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: UOM:39015026809676

Category: Military art and science

Page: 383

View: 169

""A dictionary of soldier talk" is an uncensored compendium of one of the more colorful American idioms -- that spoken by the men and women of the United States Armed Forces ...from the Revolution to the Vietnam War ... Acronyms, oaths, abbreviations, technical terms and slang expressions are all defined and an appendix of terms unique to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps is included ..." -- Inside front cover.
Categories: Military art and science

Language Maven Strikes Again

Language Maven Strikes Again

If they don’t, then begin with this Safire and work your way back. *That’s not a typo—that’s a pun.

Author: William Safire

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 9780307800589

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 447

View: 392

Good news! America’s master wordsmith strikes again with a new collection of erudite, witty, provocative, sometimes barbed, frequently hilarious “On Language” columns. Published in The New York Times and syndicated in more than three hundred other newspapers, these opinions from the “Supreme Court of Current English Usage” cover everything from the bottom line on tycoonese and the accesses* of computerese to portmanteau words like televangelist and Draconomics (the language maven’s own plan for our bloated economy). Although Safire makes an admirable case for adverbs and adjectives, advocates of strong verbs will be heartened to hear that he also: pleads for the preservation of the subjunctive mood; delivers, hot off the college campus, the latest lingo in which ‘rents means parents and yesterday’s wimps are today’s squids; decries the brevity-is-next-to-godliness literary school; bids farewell to anxiety (it’s been replaced by trendy stress or swangst); noodles over such weighty geopolitical questions as “when an intercept of a fighter is a buzz”; bemoans the loss of roughage to fiber; and rides herd over the language spoken in Marlboro Country. More good news! Safire again spices his own wit and wisdom with correspondence from Lexicographic irregulars, those zealous readers and letter writers who reply to his columns with praise, scorn, corrections and nitpicks—anything to match wits with Super-maven. If You Could Look It Up and Take My Word for It occupy prominent spots in your bookcase, then Language Maven Strikes Again belongs there too. If they don’t, then begin with this Safire and work your way back. *That’s not a typo—that’s a pun.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

What s the Good Word

What s the Good Word

An illuminating commentary on the modern English language offers a selection of correspondence that illustrates both correct and incorrect language usage

Author: William Safire

Publisher: Avon Books

ISBN: 0380645505

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 325

View: 215

An illuminating commentary on the modern English language offers a selection of correspondence that illustrates both correct and incorrect language usage
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines