The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

Wit and Wisdom from the Popular "On Language" Column in The New York Times Magazine William Safire. house-warming party there and when he was asked what he thought of the place, said: “It looks like the men's room at the Taj Mahal.

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

Improve Your Word Power

Improve Your Word Power

'Oh, you It's one of life's great unsung pleasures to be able to use the right word in the right place at the right time. OK, it may not compare with the right amount of chocolate in the right place at the right time, or a warm fire and ...

Author: Caroline Taggart

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 9781789291834

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


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Put your vocabulary skills to the test with this witty and engaging book. Improve Your Word Power is primarily a collection of multiple-choice challenges in which the reader is asked to decide which definition of a given word is correct. But it's actually so much more than that. Each topic is themed - from words borrowed from French to words about colours; words from Shakespeare to words that sound alike - and the answers are wonderfully informative and accessible, each giving readers the chance to say 'Gosh! I didn't know that!' even with quite familiar words. Interspersed throughout are boxes that feature odd definitions, confusable words and fun facts that make the language come to life. Written by Sunday Times bestselling author Caroline Taggart, this is a book that is aimed at readers who want to improve their vocabulary for the sheer enjoyment of it - and have fun doing so.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Right Word

The Right Word

Kenneth Widmerpool in Anthony Powell's twelve-novel sequence A Dance to the Music of Time is a good example of a character who uses several words when one might do and so highlights his own pomposity when decrying that of others for ...

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472986962

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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This three-in-one guide is the perfect addition to any professional or amateur writer's bookshelf. Aimed at those who use language in their day-to-day lives, it is divided into three parts. The Grammar Guide provides clear, comprehensive guidance on sentence structure, parts of speech and punctuation; the Vocabulary Builder helps you choose the right word by listing commonly confused, misused and cliched words; the dictionary of Literary Terms provides concise definitions of linguistic forms. The budding writer can use this guide to quickly enhance their style and improve their word power. The rules and advice provided are accompanied by usage examples throughout.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

God s Answers for Today s Problems

God s Answers for Today s Problems

Knowing the wisdom of God and speaking it in the right place and time is never trite, never commonplace, never wrong. The key is the right word in the right place at the right time. Such are the gold apples in silver settings.

Author: Kay Arthur

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736932097

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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Kay Arthur's life-changing New Inductive Study Series has sold more than 1.2 million copies. This exciting series brings readers face-to-face with the truth of God's precepts, promises, and purposes—in just minutes a day. Ideal for individual study, one-on-one discipleship, group discussions, and quarterly classes. With this inductive study of Proverbs readers will discover God's truth and wisdom for everyday circumstances. As they learn to observe, interpret, and apply the text themselves, readers will come to a fresh understanding of God's guidance and His interest in their lives.
Categories: Religion

The Duke Ellington Reader

The Duke Ellington Reader

Up to that time , I had never spoken a word from a stage . Still , I had to do it . In trepidation , I groped my way toward the footlights , trusting to Providence to put the right word into my mouth at the right moment .

Author: Mark Tucker

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195093917

Category: Music

Page: 536

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Includes over one hundred essays focusing on Ellington as a person, musician, bandleader, and musical philosopher, and offering insight into Ellington's position in American musical culture
Categories: Music

Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom

For the right words at the right moment, this is the definitive, delightful guide to the complex spectrum of human thought. ... of such books as No Uncertain Terms, The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time, and Scandalmonger.

Author: William Safire

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671695873

Category: Education

Page: 432

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A follow-up to the highly successful Good Advice, here are more witty, insightful words of advice on every subject under the sun--from sources as diverse as Hippocrates and Babe Ruth.
Categories: Education

Military Robots

Military Robots

7 Safire, The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time: Wit and Wisdom from the Popular 'on Language' Column in the New York Times Magazine, 13. 8 The United States Joint Staff, Joint Strategy Review (Washington, DC: Department ...

Author: Jai Galliott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317096009

Category: History

Page: 273

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Philosophers have wrestled over the morality and ethics of war for nearly as long as human beings have been waging it. The death and destruction that unmanned warfare entails magnifies the moral and ethical challenges we face in conventional warfare and everyday society. Intrinsically linked are questions and perennial problems concerning what justifies the initial resort to war, who may be legitimately targeted in warfare, who should be permitted to serve the military, the collateral effects of military weaponry and the methods of determining and dealing with violations of the laws of war. This book provides a comprehensive and unifying analysis of the moral, political and social questions concerning the rise of drone warfare.
Categories: History

Garner on Language and Writing

Garner on Language and Writing

... 716 rife , 233 , 235 right , title , and interest , 315 Right Word , The ( W. Buckley ) , 687 , 716 Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time , The ( Safire ) , 660 Right , Wrong , and Risky : A Dictionary of Today's American ...

Author: Bryan A. Garner

Publisher: American Bar Association

ISBN: 1604424451

Category: Law

Page: 839

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Since the 1987 appearance of A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage, Bryan A. Garner has proved to be a versatile and prolific writer on legal-linguistic subjects. This collection of his essays shows both profound scholarship and sharp wit. The essays cover subjects as wide-ranging as learning to write, style, persuasion, contractual and legislative drafting, grammar, lexicography, writing in law school, writing in law practice, judicial writing, and all the literature relating to these diverse subjects.
Categories: Law

Wake of the Nightshade

Wake of the Nightshade

right place at the right time with the right word in the right ear. Sometimes those words had been lies. “What is your next step, Agent? How is it that you are one step behind this vigilante?” Cordon leaned against a desk and his eyes ...

Author: Steven G. Williams

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595846986

Category: Fiction

Page: 324

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Join Agent Lanian Silver on the trail of a doomed vigilante who is challenging one of the most dreaded crime syndicates in the Galaxy. Known simply as the Organization, they have created the giant ship Nightshade to dominate all smuggling routes in the Planetary States. Agent Silver must use all the resources of the Interplanetary Police Force Corporation to follow the trail of carnage wrought by the vigilante and her partner: the newly sentient mind of the medical ship Crisis Averted. In the wake of the giant ship lay discoveries that will shatter the foundations of the Planetary States and propel Agent Silver into a climactic battle on a lonely planet in which the very security of the Galaxy hangs in the balance. But the journey is just beginning
Categories: Fiction

Held Hostage

Held Hostage

... that each of us this day will be in the right place at the right time with the right word with the right persons for Your right purposes.” Others heard us calling out to God, but we didn't care. Baltimore ridiculed me.

Author: Ken Cooper

Publisher: Chosen Books

ISBN: 1441204490

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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While Ken Cooper lived with his wife and two children and worked as publicity director for a Christian college, he was leading a double life--as a felon. With a vivid, you-are-there style, this former gentleman bank robber takes readers on a journey through years of armed robberies, the dramatic shooting that ended his career, the horrors of prison, and a soul ultimately finding peace. Without fear or embellishment, Cooper openly shares the darkest moments in his life. Yet in these moments he finally meets God and ends up becoming a bright light in a horrendous prison system. From adrenaline-pumping true-life crime to an experience of God's gentle love, readers won't be able to put down this gripping memoir of transformation and God's grace.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography