Spinglishathe devious dialect of English used by professional spin doctorsais all around us. And the fact is, until youave mastered it, politicians and corporations (not to mention your colleagues and friends) will continue putting things over on you, and generally getting the better of you, every minute of every dayawithout your even knowing it. However, once you perfect the art of terminological inexactitude, youall be the one manipulating and one-upping everyone else! And hereas the beauty part: Henry Beard and Christopher Cerf, authors of the New York Times semi-bestseller The Official Politically Correct Dictionary and Handbook, have compiled this handy yet astonishingly comprehensive lexicon and translation guideaa fictionary, if you willato help you do just that. If you want to succeed in business (or politics, sports, the arts, or life in general) without really lying, this is the book for you! (Your results may vary.) Spinglish includes these nifty bits of spurious verbiage and over a thousand more: aesthetic procedure a face-lift dairy nutrients a cow manure enhanced interrogation techniques a torture aFor your convenience.a a aFor our convenience.a hands-on mentoring a sexual relations with a junior employee incomplete success a failure rightsizing a firing people zero-tasking a doing nothing With each and every entry sourced from some of the greatest real-life language benders in the world today, youare virtually guaranteed to have the perfectly chosen tried-and-untrue term right at the tip of your forked tongue. Wish you could nimbly sidestep a question without batting an eye? Not sure how to apologize while also . . . not apologizing? Spinglish has you covered. Simply consult this convenient, shoot-from-the-lip glossary, and before you know it, youall be telling it like it isnat, it wasnat, and it couldnat ever have been.aMaking Murder Respectable, a The Economist, December 17, 2011, http://www. economist.com/node/21541767. ... Michael Spiro, aIn Transitiona#39; and Other Awkward Euphemisms, a Recruiter Musings (blog), March 30, 2010, ... Words, a The Good Web Guide, October 2013, http://www.thegoodwebguide.co.uk/article/ 10-worst-digital-words-by-tom-chatfield/16124. .... Luke Mullins, aThe Real Estate Euphemism Pocket Translator, a U.S. News aamp; World Report: Money, September 9, 2008, anbsp;...
|Author||:||Henry Beard, Christopher Cerf|
|Publisher||:||Penguin - 2015-06-02|