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Spinglisha€”the devious dialect of English used by professional spin doctorsa€”is all around us. And the fact is, until youa€™ve 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 daya€”without your even knowing it. However, once you perfect the art of terminological inexactitude, youa€™ll be the one manipulating and one-upping everyone else! And herea€™s 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 guidea€”a fictionary, if you willa€”to 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 a€œFor your convenience.a€ a€“ a€œFor 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, youa€™re 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, youa€™ll be telling it like it isna€™t, it wasna€™t, and it couldna€™t ever have been.a€œMaking Murder Respectable, a€ The Economist, December 17, 2011, http://www. economist.com/node/21541767. ... Michael Spiro, a€œIn 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, a€œThe 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


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