By William Safire
"The 9th quantity of tidbits of stylistic wit and knowledge from a guy keen to show his grammar in public. . . . all over again, readers will locate that William Safire's it seems that unending potential to be fascinated with language is very contagious. "
America's such a lot exciting language maven is again with extra phrases to dwell via in his most recent exploration of scorching catchphrases, syntactical controversies, and different issues of nationwide linguistic importance.
Before you scratch that seven-year-itch, you'll want to recognize the place it got here from. And ahead of a person blurts, "You simply do not get it," perhaps you'll want to seek advice the Pulitzer Prize successful language columnist at the origins of that snappy feminist motto.
In Watching My Language, William Safire investigates those questions and so on, including:
What language was once invoice Clinton talking while he fumed, "I are looking to placed a fist midway down their throats with this. . . . i would like their enamel at the sidewalk ?"
Why is Ukraine now not the Ukraine? may still there be an revolt by contrast usage?
Did baseball supervisor Leo Durocher particularly say, "Nice men end final" ?
Who merits credits for coining the expressions coverage wonk, digerati, and Not!?
William Safire, a guy hip sufficient to discover the that means of hip-hop, solutions those questions and plenty of extra during this witty and enlightening collection.
Praise for William Safire
"Safire infuses his verbiage with humor, well timed examples, and costs, leading to mini-essays which are informative and interesting. "
"Wonderful. . . . the place as soon as stood your seventh-grade English instructor guarding the slender gates of excellent utilization and proper grammar now stands William Safire. . . . His real calling is chasing down first-time makes use of of a stylish word, recognizing literary allusions, and so much of all, protecting the yank language at the immediately and slim. . . . Your previous English instructor may approve."
--The Dallas Morning News