By William Safire
"The 9th quantity of tidbits of stylistic wit and knowledge from a guy prepared to exhibit his grammar in public. . . . another time, readers will locate that William Safire's it sounds as if unending ability to be fascinated with language is extremely contagious. "
America's so much wonderful language maven is again with extra phrases to dwell by way of in his most modern exploration of scorching catchphrases, syntactical controversies, and different issues of nationwide linguistic importance.
Before you scratch that seven-year-itch, you have to comprehend the place it got here from. And ahead of a person blurts, "You simply do not get it," perhaps you might want to seek advice the Pulitzer Prize profitable language columnist at the origins of that snappy feminist motto.
In Watching My Language, William Safire investigates those questions and so forth, including:
What language used to be invoice Clinton talking whilst he fumed, "I are looking to placed a fist midway down their throats with this. . . . i would like their the teeth at the sidewalk ?"
Why is Ukraine now not the Ukraine? should still there be an rebel in contrast usage?
Did baseball supervisor Leo Durocher relatively 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 fees, leading to mini-essays which are informative and exciting. "
"Wonderful. . . . the place as soon as stood your seventh-grade English instructor guarding the slender gates of fine utilization and proper grammar now stands William Safire. . . . His precise calling is chasing down first-time makes use of of a classy word, recognizing literary allusions, and such a lot of all, preserving the yank language at the directly and slim. . . . Your previous English instructor may approve."
--The Dallas Morning News