Watching My Language

Watching My Language

Modifier's Lib I was watching a soap on cable and wishing it were a western when the thought struck: Will I need a ... Liberated modifiers have swept through the language, and these adjectives and attributive nouns now stand alone; ...

Author: William Safire

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780307799760

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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America's most entertaining language maven is back with more words to live by in his latest exploration of hot catchphrases, syntactical controversies, and other matters of national linguistic importance. Before you scratch that seven-year-itch, you might want to know where it came from. And before someone blurts, "You just don't get it," perhaps you should consult the Pulitzer Prize winning language columnist on the origins of that snappy feminist motto.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Life of Language

The Life of Language

The fascinating ways words are born, live & die Sol Steinmetz, Barbara Ann Kipfer ... The results of the Retronym Watch have appeared in a number of Safire's books, including Watching My Language (1997), ...

Author: Sol Steinmetz

Publisher: Random House Reference

ISBN: 9780307496461

Category: Reference

Page: 400

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If time travelers from the nineteenth century dropped in on us, our strange vocabulary would shock them just as much as our TVs, cars, and computers. Society changes, and so does its word stock. The Life of Language reveals how pop culture, business, technology, and other forces of globalization expand and enrich the English language, forming thousands of new words every year. In this fascinating and jargon-free guide, lexicographers Kipfer and Steinmetz reconstruct the births of thousands of words, including infantries, poz, mobs, Soho, dinks, choo choos, frankenfoods, LOL, narcs and perps. · A word lover’s guide to etymology, written in a fun, informal, and accessible style · An excellent resource for vocabulary building; a word's root helps readers understand its meaning · Beautifully packaged paperback with French flaps From the Trade Paperback edition.
Categories: Reference

The Achiever Fever Cure

The Achiever Fever Cure

An hour later, I saw the place, bought a ticket at the door, and surprised the hell out of my friend. ... I watch my language for words like “expectation,” “worry,” “concern,” and “what if.” I watch my language for judgments and insults ...

Author: Claire Booth

Publisher: LifeTree Media

ISBN: 9781928055365

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Claire Booth was a successful but stressed-out market research entrepreneur and executive suffering from what she calls "achiever fever"—constant striving coupled with chronic feelings of inadequacy. Sick and tired of feeling miserable, self-help skeptic Booth decides to try anything that might bring relief, from mindfulness to martial arts, from spending ten days in silence to "smiling" at her spleen. At first, Booth is fearful that slowing down and softening up will mean losing her professional edge. Instead, she discovers a more joyful and purposeful life, one that also turns out to be good for business. Bolstered by her own survey of other high-achieving professionals, The Achiever Fever Cure is a frank, funny, and inspiring story of Booth's road to recovery. Recognize any of these symptoms? This book offers inspiration to help you put your own achiever fever on ice. A strong need to prove yourself Fear you won’t live up to your potential Measuring self-worth by accomplishments A need to have everything under control Persistent self-criticism and habitual worry
Categories: Self-Help

Watching the Perseids

Watching the Perseids

The Backwaters Press Twentieth Anniversary Anthology Michael Catherwood Cat Dixon ... When night came, when I could come out from my understair hideaway, I saw by Exit light the rows around me, ... My language skills are acute.

Author: Michael Catherwood

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496220547

Category: Poetry

Page: 228

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Watching the Perseids: The Backwaters Press Twentieth Anniversary Anthology features poems from authors from the past 20 years. This anthology commemorates The Backwaters Press's 20 years as a nonprofit literary publisher located in Omaha, Nebraska. Virtually every poet published by the press in its first two decades is represented here with two new, previously unpublished poems selected specifically for this volume.
Categories: Poetry

Bluegrass Dynasty

Bluegrass Dynasty

He looked around the room at the faces watching him and said, “I'm sorry. She's a witch.” Julia said, “Father, you really have to watch your language around Richie. Soon he is going to be repeating everything he hears.

Author: J. Lennington

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493187256

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 362

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Carly Brooker grew up in a dysfunctional household, with an adulterous father and an alcoholic mother. From an early age, he grew up feeling somehow responsible for the families’ problems. Now with the loss of his mother and youngest brother, and his sister’s marriage to an old family enemy, he tries to bring love and stability to the Brooker family.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Kenya National Assembly Official Record Hansard

Kenya National Assembly Official Record  Hansard

2573 Bill—Second Reading— —Standard Bank and Barclays Bank D.C.O. Bill 2574 The Assistant Minister for Housing (Mr. Khalif) : Mr. Deputy Speaker, Sir, I am told by the Vice-President to watch my language. I will watch my language by ...





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The official records of the proceedings of the Legislative Council of the Colony and Protectorate of Kenya, the House of Representatives of the Government of Kenya and the National Assembly of the Republic of Kenya.

Angel City

Angel City

“It's also the language you bark in when you're officially PO'd.” “PO'd?” “Pissed off. I was trying to watch my language in front of the youknowwhat in your arms. ... She stopped talking, and her eyes took in the faces watching her.

Author: Jon Steele

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101621127

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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Electrifying from its explosive first scene to its unexpected and shocking conclusion, Angel City revisits the unforgettable characters from The Watchers to reveal more of the earthly—and otherworldly—mysteries of the Angelus trilogy. Katherine Taylor, ex-escort, and Jay Harper, private detective, no longer remember each other. They no longer remember the cosmic battle they fought against the Nephilim. In fact, the only memory of the events of their pasts takes the form of a child, Katherine’s infant son, Max, who has, unbeknown to anyone, stirred the interest of the same vengeful spirits.… Meanwhile, from the shadows steps a defrocked priest named Astruc, whose face looks as if it has been clawed by some terrible beast and who hides his eyes behind blue lenses. He and his brilliant young ward have discovered something unfathomable in the catacombs under Paris—something that will confirm that “the time of the prophecy” is at hand.
Categories: Fiction

The One That Got Away

The One That Got Away

“This is still my house. My great-grandfather built it, goddammit.” “Calm down, Collier,” Mirabelle interjected. “And watch your language.” She nodded toward the kids. Collier's watery gaze slid from Alex to his wife.

Author: Leigh Himes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316305723

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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In this irresistible debut novel, a freak accident allows a wife and mother to explore the alluring road not taken. Meet Abbey Lahey . . . Overworked mom. Underappreciated publicist. Frazzled wife of an out-of-work landscaper. A woman desperately in need of a vacation from life -- and who is about to get one, thanks to an unexpected tumble down a Nordstrom escalator. Meet Abbey van Holt . . . The woman whose life Abbey suddenly finds herself inhabiting when she wakes up. Married to handsome congressional candidate Alex van Holt. Living in a lavish penthouse. Wearing ball gowns and being feted by the creme of Philadelphia society. Luxuriating in the kind of fourteen-karat lifestyle she's only read about in the pages of Town & Country. The woman Abbey might have been . . . if she had said yes to a date with Alex van Holt all those years ago. In the tradition of the romantic comedy Sliding Doors and Lionel Shriver's The Post-Birthday World, Leigh Himes's irresistible debut novel tells the funny and touching story of an ordinary woman offered an extraordinary opportunity to reboot her life, explore the road not taken, and ultimately, find her true self -- whoever that may be.
Categories: Fiction

Hope in Action

Hope in Action

WATCHING. MY. LANGUAGE. Talking. Many years ago, I attended my first week of training at the Brief Family Therapy Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with my colleague Brenda Zalter. We came away exhilarated by what we had seen and learned, ...

Author: Heather Fiske

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136915635

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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Respectful and effective solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) for suicidal clients Few tasks are more important—and daunting—than to help someone who is suicidal to go beyond the darkness of hopelessness to the light of hope. Hope in Action: Solution-Focused Conversations About Suicide is a unique resource providing fresh approaches to treating individuals and families where suicide is an issue. This comprehensive book provides a thorough grounding in using a solution-focused therapy approach to elicit and reinforce hope and reasons for living. Strategies are demonstrated with stories, case vignettes, and transcripts. Special applications include some of the most challenging high-risk clients that therapists treat, including people who make repeated attempts. This powerful resource offers a set of practice principles based on the existing empirical evidence in the context of clinical utility and client expertise. Hope in Action: Solution-Focused Conversations About Suicide provides case transcripts to help in role-play or rehearsal situations as well as numerous practical tips. The book also provides lists of solution-focused questions for use in various situations, including suicide crisis, the use of anti-depressant medications, facilitation of collaborative working relationships with colleagues as well as clients. Each application chapter gives therapists practical, hands-on tools and uses stories and illustrations to make the book user-friendly. The text also offers a brief appendix on the basic skills of SFBT. Topics discussed in Hope in Action: Solution-Focused Conversations About Suicide include: current knowledge about preventing suicide at the individual level helping clients to utilize their strengths even when they are in crisis how research in diverse areas supports the solution-focused approach effective treatment for couples and families when one member is suicidal basic approaches to effective therapy with young children and teens who have attempted suicide respectful, effective therapy with people who seem to have adopted being suicidal as their primary coping strategy therapeutic tools that help the therapist to stay hopeful about clients and strengthen the therapeutic relationship Hope in Action: Solution-Focused Conversations About Suicide is a valuable resource for counselors and therapists at every experience level.
Categories: Medical

Intentional and Targeted Teaching

Intentional and Targeted Teaching

But it dawned on me that it wasn't purely listening, because they could watch my facial expressions and gestures. I changed my lesson so that it lined up better with my language learning intention, which was to listen, not listen and ...

Author: Douglas Fisher

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416621140

Category: Education

Page: 136

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What is FIT Teaching? What is a FIT Teacher? The Framework for Intentional and Targeted Teaching®—or FIT Teaching®—is a research-based, field-tested, and experience-honed process that captures the essentials of the best educational environments. In contrast to restrictive pedagogical prescriptions or formulas, FIT Teaching empowers teachers to adapt the most effective planning, instructional, and assessment practices to their particular context in order to move their students’ learning from where it is now to where it should be. To be a FIT Teacher is to make a heroic commitment to learning—not just to the learning of every student in the classroom, but to the professional learning necessary to grow, inspire, and lead. This book introduces the powerful FIT Teaching Tool, which harnesses the FIT Teaching approach and presents a detailed continuum of growth and leadership. It’s a close-up look at what intentional and targeting teaching is and what successful teachers do to Plan with purpose Cultivate a learning climate Instruct with intention Assess with a system Impact student learning Designed to foster discussion among educators about what they are doing in the classroom, the FIT Teaching Tool can be used by teachers for self-assessment; by teacher peers for collegial feedback in professional learning communities; by instructional coaches to focus on the skills teachers need both onstage and off; and by school leaders to highlight their teachers’ strengths and value. Join authors Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Stefani Arzonetti Hite for an examination of what makes great teachers great, and see how educators at all grade levels and all levels of experience are taking intentional steps toward enhanced professional practice.
Categories: Education