The Resource Watching my language : adventures in the word trade, William Safire ; illustrations by Peter Kuper and Terry Allen

Watching my language : adventures in the word trade, William Safire ; illustrations by Peter Kuper and Terry Allen

Label
Watching my language : adventures in the word trade
Title
Watching my language
Title remainder
adventures in the word trade
Statement of responsibility
William Safire ; illustrations by Peter Kuper and Terry Allen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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. In Watching My Language, William Safire investigates these questions and many others, including: What language was Bill Clinton speaking when he fumed, "I want to put a fist halfway down their throats with this ... I
  • Want their teeth on the sidewalk"? Why is Ukraine no longer the Ukraine? Should there be an insurrection against this usage? Did baseball manager Leo Durocher really say, "Nice guys finish last"? Who deserves credit for coining the expressions policy wonk, digerati, and Not!? William Safire, a man hip enough to explore the meaning of hip-hop, answers these questions and many more in this witty and enlightening collection
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1929-2009
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Safire, William
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1421
LC item number
.S2337 1997
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Wortschatz
  • Englisch
Label
Watching my language : adventures in the word trade, William Safire ; illustrations by Peter Kuper and Terry Allen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 317 pages
Isbn
9780679423874
Lccn
95003800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31969305
  • (OCoLC)ocm31969305
Label
Watching my language : adventures in the word trade, William Safire ; illustrations by Peter Kuper and Terry Allen
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 317 pages
Isbn
9780679423874
Lccn
95003800
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31969305
  • (OCoLC)ocm31969305

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