Wordwatching

Wordwatching

Author: Alex Horne

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780753547885

Category: Humor

Page: 336

View: 282

Alex Horne loves words. He loves them so much, in fact, that he's gone on a mental safari and invented some of his own ... all he needs to do now is get them into the dictionary. But, as Alex discovers, gaining entry into the official lexicon takes more than just a gentle word in the ear of the editor. Evidence is required - Alex needs what the dictionary authorities call a 'corpus' of examples, hard data showing that his new words are in widespread and long-term usage by people other than just him and his mum. So a corpus he resolves to create, no matter what obstacles he might meet on the way. This is the ridiculous story of one man's struggle to break into the dictionary. From covert word-dropping on Countdown to wilfully misinforming young schoolchildren, Alex tries it all in his quest for word-based stardom. Does he succeed? Exactly what is a 'mental safari'? And are you already using one of Alex's words without realising it? You won't regret spending your hard-earned honk on this hugely entertaining book.
Categories: Humor

Wordwatching

Wordwatching

WORDWATCHING. Julian Burnside, QC, is an Australian barrister who
specialises in commercial litigation and is also deeply involved in human rights
work, in particular in relation to refugees. He is a former president of Liberty
Victoria, and is ...

Author: Julian Burnside

Publisher: Scribe Publications

ISBN: 9781921753046

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 820

A bonzer (p. 288) discussion of the strange but dinkum (p. 289) pedigree (p. 224) of the naughty (p. 202), nice (p. 212), and, sometimes, obscene (p. 217) English language. We live in a torrent of words — from radio and television, books and newspapers, and now from the internet. But, as Julian Burnside reminds us in this new edition of the bestselling Wordwatching, words are a source both of pleasure and power, and can be deployed for good or for ill. Some of these essays explore curiosities in odd corners of the language simply to remind us of the extraordinary richness of the English language. Other pieces use small matters of language to illustrate larger processes of cultural borrowing and change. Burnside’s musings remind us that we should not be alarmed at the instability of the language; rather, we should see its wanton borrowings as a source of its strength and vitality. Wordwatching also reminds us of the need to be aware of the misuse of language in the service of sinister purposes — whether political, ideological, social, or personal. An ear well-tuned to the nuances of vocabulary inoculates the hearer against this epidemic of deception. With nine new essays, dealing with subjects as diverse as deadlines, fancy words, the problems with ‘issue’, odd sounds, oxymorons, and the fallacy of ‘wading in’, this revised and expanded edition of Wordwatching is a fascinating demonstration of the power and the pleasure of the English language.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Word of the Day 2

Word of the Day 2

Following the success of ABC Classic FM's Word of the Day , here is another entertaining, inspiring and enriching collection of some of the odder words of the English language and the stories behind them.

Author: Kel Richards

Publisher:

ISBN: 0733317650

Category: English language

Page: 191

View: 578

Following the success of ABC Classic FM's Word of the Day , here is another entertaining, inspiring and enriching collection of some of the odder words of the English language and the stories behind them.
Categories: English language

Rewriting Network News

Rewriting Network News

Mistakes are often our best teachers, and this book showcases mistakes, network mistakes.

Author: Mervin Block

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105043176432

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 221

View: 458

Mistakes are often our best teachers, and this book showcases mistakes, network mistakes. Rewriting Network News is really three in one: a collection of network scripts with improvements; a guidebook for writing news for broadcast; and a handbook on usage and abusage.
Categories: Performing Arts

Word Watching

Word Watching

A lighthearted exploration of the origins and misuses of numerous English-language words contains essays that cite instances of borrowed language to illustrate larger processes of cultural influence and change, in a volume that argues that ...

Author: Julian Burnside

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 1560258403

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 234

View: 242

A lighthearted exploration of the origins and misuses of numerous English-language words contains essays that cite instances of borrowed language to illustrate larger processes of cultural influence and change, in a volume that argues that the English language's instability is a source of its strength and vitality. Original.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Word Watching

Word Watching

Author: Alexander Krepel

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1201225176

Category:

Page: 193

View: 902

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Wordwatch

Wordwatch

Author: Aliza Golden

Publisher:

ISBN: 1598269216

Category: Gossip

Page: 170

View: 596

Categories: Gossip

Australian Book Review

Australian Book Review

Kel Richards WORD OF THE DAY 2 : WORDWATCHING ABC Books , $ 19.95 pb
, 191 pp , 0733317650 The popularity of his ABC radio programme WordWatch
gives Kel Richards the licence to publish a second volume of definitions of ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P01010468F

Category: Books

Page:

View: 312

Categories: Books

Before and After the I bomb

Before and After the I bomb

Wordwatch Systems Inc . Watches What You Say 1995 SYRACUSE , NEW YORK
: FEBRUARY 5 , 1995 WordWatch Systems Inc . , an information - age consulting
firm , is using computer voice - recognition technology to study verbal ...

Author: Tom Sherman

Publisher: Banff, Alta. : Banff Centre Press

ISBN: UOM:39015056270252

Category: Art

Page: 376

View: 750

"A collection of essays spanning three decades of thought and inquiry about art, culture and nature in the information era."--Cover.
Categories: Art

Wordwatch

Wordwatch

This is not comprehensive but offers some sensible, no-nonsense advice for the careful writer. Wordwatch grew out of the author's successful blog: http: //wordwatchtowers.wordpress.com/

Author: Deborah Bennison

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1501017187

Category: Reference

Page: 180

View: 506

This is a basic guide to writing well. Aspects of grammar and punctuation that commonly cause confusion are demystified in plain English. You'll find clear instructions on the correct use of possessive apostrophes, commas, speech marks, hyphens, and semicolons. Other topics include the subjunctive, split infinitives, and the difference between 'fewer' and 'less'. You can also learn more about active and passive sentences (active sentences will often make your writing clearer and more direct); commonly used foreign words and phrases; and word classes, including nouns, adjectives and verbs. Other common conundrums dealt with here include: * that or which? * affect or effect? * lay or lie? * practice or practise? * whose or who's? * my friends and I or my friends and me? Why does correct punctuation and grammar matter? Well, look at the following: A woman without her man is nothing. With the correct punctuation all becomes clear: A woman: without her, man is nothing. Wordwatch includes an introduction to politically correct writing. This is not comprehensive but offers some sensible, no-nonsense advice for the careful writer. Wordwatch grew out of the author's successful blog: http://wordwatchtowers.wordpress.com/
Categories: Reference

Kel Richards Wordwatch

Kel Richards  Wordwatch

Transcripts from ABC NewsRadio's 'WordWatch' program.

Author: Kel Richards

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 0330363131

Category: English language

Page: 201

View: 988

Transcripts from ABC NewsRadio's 'WordWatch' program. Discusses the newly evolving language of the internet and gives explanations for about 400 words and phrases. Examples are 'what does it mean when someone calls you agonic'?, and the origin of the expression 'Bob's your uncle'. Includes bibliography and list of related websites. Author is a journalist and radio announcer based in Sydney. Previous publications include childrens' novels and 'The Case of the Vanishing Corpse'.
Categories: English language

Writing Broadcast News

Writing Broadcast News

This chapter introduces a collection of the author ' s “ WordWatching ” columns —
fully revised and greatly expanded . They first appeared in Communicator , the
magazine of the Radio - Television News Directors Association . The word is out
 ...

Author: Mervin Block

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015014727518

Category: Broadcast journalism

Page: 231

View: 210

Thoroughly revised and greatly expanded, this new edition is even more helpful than the classic first edition. The 1997 revision of Writing Broadcast News -- Shorter, Sharper, Stronger is 40 percent longer -- and even richer and smoother. It was written for working newspeople, and it is widely accepted in the broadcasting industry as a professional handbook. Many college teachers have adopted it as a textbook. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Categories: Broadcast journalism

Journal of Sacred Literature

Journal of Sacred Literature

Hefele ' s text reads , * And by word watching and going , " etc . Dressel has , “ or
by word watching and going . ” The ηδιαλογουκοπιωντι of the text seems to be for
η δια λογου κοπιων Ti , and not KOTIWVTI . The ti is partially erased .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015019927857

Category: Religion

Page:

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Categories: Religion

American Presbyterian Review

American Presbyterian Review

Hefele's text reads , * And by word watching and going , ” etc. Dressel has , “ or
by word watching and going . ” The ηδιαλογουκοπιωντι of the text seems to be for
η δια λογου κοπιων τι , and not κοπιωντι . The ti is partially erased . k Corrector ...

Author: Henry Boynton Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924057358685

Category: Presbyterianism

Page:

View: 982

Categories: Presbyterianism

The Journal of Sacred Literature and Biblical Record

The Journal of Sacred Literature and Biblical Record

Hefele ' s text reads , * And by word watching and going , " etc . Dressel has , “ or
by word watching and going . ” The ηδιαλογουκοπιωντι of the text seems to be for
η δια λογου κοπιων Ti , and not KONIWVTI . The ti is partially erased .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433081684569

Category: Bible

Page:

View: 296

Categories: Bible

The Linguist

The Linguist

LONGMAN WORDWATCH wants to collect examples of new words and
meanings entering our language now : words and meanings that have been
discovered for the first time by WORDWATCH participants . Examples IN
CONTEXT should ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002105489

Category: Language and languages

Page:

View: 883

Categories: Language and languages

Broadcast Newswriting

Broadcast Newswriting

Author: Mervin Block

Publisher: Bonus Books

ISBN: IND:30000042047070

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 271

View: 758

Need a quick answer to a question - or problem - that pops up while you're writing news? The answer is in this book. It's the first specific reference guide for broadcast newswriting. A tool chest for professionals, it's full of tips: tips about words - about writing, about language, about journalism.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

State of New York Supreme Court

State of New York Supreme Court

Q. If at any time a security on Exhibit “7” which has the word “watching” in the
fourth column, -if at any time you did place the order with the broker, then in the
fifth column the word “cancelled” would show the date when you took it off your
books ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: LLMC:NYLLU01WNC01

Category:

Page:

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English Language Reader

English Language Reader

A Field Guide to Word Watching The following material is from an advertising
pamphlet of the G . & C . Merriam Company . This company has been publishing
Webster ' s dictionaries since 1847 , after acquiring the publication rights to the ...

Author: Donald Woodward Lee

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105129721622

Category: English language

Page: 372

View: 136

Categories: English language

Write it Right

Write it Right

The Artof Word Watching If you juggle words like hot potatoes on paper , if your
sentences are always running out of control , if your paragraphs seem to tangle
like a snarled skein of wool — then perhaps word watching is the hobby for you .

Author: Edward S. Ayensu

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: 0064633292

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 96

View: 655

How to write letters, term papers, resumes, news and features, with clarity, conciseness, proper punctuation, and without grammatical villains.
Categories: Business & Economics