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In Junk English, Ken Smith takes on the misuse, abuse, and downright decay of the English language. His weapons? A sharp wit and an almost frightening grasp of the depths of the decline. Written so that the ordinary writer and speaker of English can readily see how the manipulation of words keeps the culture in a haze of misunderstandings and vagueness, Junk English covers the whole spectrum of the problem. In short sections such as “Butt-Covering,” “Feeble Beginnings,” “God Is on Our Team,” “Sports Talk,” and “Touchy-Feely Therapy Talk,” Smith shows how everyone from Madison Avenue to middle America has succumbed to euphemisms, mindless jargon, and weasel words. The books inclusion of basic advice on how to avoid lazy language shows theres at least some hope for the future.

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Examines the misuse and decay of the English language and analyzes the current dependence on euphemisms and jargon, such as the use of the word "consumer" to replace "people" or "person.".

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< div> In Junk English, Ken Smith takes on the misuse, abuse, and downright decay of the English language. His weapons? A sharp wit and an almost frightening grasp of the depths of the decline. Written so that the ordinary writer and speaker of English can readily see how the manipulation of words keeps the culture in a haze of misunderstandings and vagueness, Junk English covers the whole spectrum of the problem. In short sections such as & #8220; Butt-Covering, & #8221; & #8220; Feeble Beginnings, & #8221; & #8220; God Is on Our Team, & #8221; & #8220; Sports Talk, & #8221; and & #8220; Touchy-Feely Therapy Talk, & #8221; Smith shows how everyone from Madison Avenue to middle America has succumbed to euphemisms, mindless jargon, and weasel words. The book& #8217; s inclusion of basic advice on how to avoid lazy language shows there& #8217; s at least some hope for the future.< /div>

Product Details

ISBN:
9780922233236
Author:
Smith, Ken
Publisher:
Blast Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Sociolinguistics
Subject:
Jargon (Terminology)
Subject:
English language -- United States -- Usage.
Subject:
General-General
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no 01-11-014
Publication Date:
20011031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.25 x 5 in 6 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
In Junk English, Ken Smith takes on the misuse, abuse, and downright decay of the English language. His weapons? A sharp wit and an almost frightening grasp of the depths of the decline. Written so that the ordinary writer and speaker of English can readily see how the manipulation of words keeps the culture in a haze of misunderstandings and vagueness, Junk English covers the whole spectrum of the problem. In short sections such as “Butt-Covering,” “Feeble Beginnings,” “God Is on Our Team,” “Sports Talk,” and “Touchy-Feely Therapy Talk,” Smith shows how everyone from Madison Avenue to middle America has succumbed to euphemisms, mindless jargon, and weasel words. The books inclusion of basic advice on how to avoid lazy language shows theres at least some hope for the future.
"Synopsis" by , Examines the misuse and decay of the English language and analyzes the current dependence on euphemisms and jargon, such as the use of the word "consumer" to replace "people" or "person.".
"Synopsis" by , < div> In Junk English, Ken Smith takes on the misuse, abuse, and downright decay of the English language. His weapons? A sharp wit and an almost frightening grasp of the depths of the decline. Written so that the ordinary writer and speaker of English can readily see how the manipulation of words keeps the culture in a haze of misunderstandings and vagueness, Junk English covers the whole spectrum of the problem. In short sections such as & #8220; Butt-Covering, & #8221; & #8220; Feeble Beginnings, & #8221; & #8220; God Is on Our Team, & #8221; & #8220; Sports Talk, & #8221; and & #8220; Touchy-Feely Therapy Talk, & #8221; Smith shows how everyone from Madison Avenue to middle America has succumbed to euphemisms, mindless jargon, and weasel words. The book& #8217; s inclusion of basic advice on how to avoid lazy language shows there& #8217; s at least some hope for the future.< /div>
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