Shoot the Puppy: A Survival Guide to the Curious Jargon of Modern Life (Google eBook)

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Penguin UK, Nov 1, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 368 pages
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Are you a bobo or a wombat? Are you tempted by infobia or to kick dead whales up the beach? If your answer to any of these questions is 'What are you talking about?', then you definitely need a copy of Shoot the Puppy. Amusing, informative and newly updated for 2007, it guides the reader through the ever-growing heap of contemporary jargon from around the English-speaking world, showing where it comes from, what it means, and what it tells us about our contemporary world.
  

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Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgements
How to Use This Book
al desko
coachee
execute
iPod
the orphan problem
sitting next to Nellie
1661
skiing
skin partner
sleep hygiene
the slow movement
smirting
snooze factor

road warrior
rollback
sachet marketing
sellionaires
sensory sells
serendipitous
shoot the puppy
silo mentality
the silver circle
social jet lag
sockpuppet marketing
the solo pound
splog
SPOC
staircasing
stickiness
Glossary of Terms Highlighted in the Text
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

Tony Thorne is Head of the Language Centre at King's College, London, and a widely respected authority on language and modern culture.

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