In a Manner of Speaking

Why do we not all speak in standard English? Why do we pronounce differently some words ... In a Manner of Speaking will answer these questions and more.

Author: Charlie Haylock

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445663838

Category: History

Page: 256

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Discover the many twists and turns through history that led to the language, accents and turns of phrase which make up modern English

In a Manner of Speaking

... such as expressions set in Strine, a native Australian manner of speaking, and those that have been imported into English from a foreign language.

Author: Colin McNairn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781632208989

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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What do “the whole kit and caboodle,” “the whole shebang,” “the whole megillah,” “the whole enchilada,” “the whole nine yards,” “the whole box and dice,” and “the full Monty” have in common? They’re all expressions that mean “the entire quantity,” and they’re all examples of the breadth and depth of the English-speaking world’s vocabulary. From the multitude of words and phrases in daily use, the author of this delightful exploration into what we say and why we say it zeroes in on those expressions and sayings and their variations that are funny, quirky, just plain folksy, or playfully dressed up in rhyme or alliteration. Some may have become clichés that, as it’s said with “tongue in cheek,” should be “avoided like the plague.” Others have been distorted, deemed politically incorrect, or shrouded in mystery and must bear some explanation. Among the topics the author delves into are expressions that shouldn’t be taken literally (“dressed to kill” and “kick the bucket”), foreign expressions that crept into English (“carte blanche,” “carpe diem,” and “que sera, sera”), phrases borrowed from print ads and TV commercials (“where there’s life, there’s Bud” and “where the rubber meets the road”), animal images (“a barrel of monkeys” and “chasing your tail”), and food and drink (“cast your bread upon the water,” “chew the fat,” “bottom’s up!”, and “drink as a lord”). Here’s a book for everyone who delights in the mysteries of language and the perfect gift for all the “wordies” in your life.

Anarchy In a Manner of Speaking

With astonishing humor, verve, and erudition, this book contributes to the redefnining of the contours of what could be (in the words of Kropotkine) "anarchist morality" today.

Author: David Graeber


ISBN: 3035802262


Page: 256

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David Graeber is not only one of today's most important living thinkers, but also one of the most influential. He is also one of the very few engaged intellectuals who has a proven track record of effective militancy on a world scale, and his impact on the international left cannot be overstated. Graeber has offered up perhaps the most credible path for exiting capitalism--as much through his writing about debt, bureaucracy, or "bullshit jobs" as through his crucial involvement in the Occupy Wall Street movement, which led to his more-or-less involuntary exile from the American academy. In short, Anarchy--In a Manner of Speaking presents a series of interviews with a first-rate intellectual, a veritable modern hero on the order of Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, Linus Torvald, Aaron Swartz, and Elon Musk. Interviewers Mehdi Belhaj Kacem and Assia Turquier-Zauberman ask Graeber not only about the history of anarchy, but also about its contemporary relevance and future. Their conversation also explores the ties between anthropology and anarchism, and the traces of its DNA in the Occupy Wall Street and Yellow Vest movements. Finally, Graeber discusses the meaning of anarchist ethics--not only in the political realm, but also in terms of art, love, sexuality, and more. With astonishing humor, verve, and erudition, this book redefines the contours of what could be (in the words of Peter Kropotkin) "anarchist morality" today.

Alan Bennett

Afterwards, the talents of Jonathan Miller, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore seemed to eclipse his, but gradually and quietly he became the most productive and creative of them all: stage plays from Forty Years On to The Madness of George III; a ...

Author: Daphne Turner


ISBN: 0571177484

Category: Drama

Page: 162

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Alan Bennett first became famous when 'Beyond the Fringe' was performed in Edinburgh and London in the early 1960s. Afterwards the showier talents of Jonathan Miller, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore seemed to eclipse his but gradually and quietly he became the most productive and creative of them all; stage plays from Forty Years On to The Madness of George III; a string of touching and funny television plays; the Talking Heads series; film scripts, diaries and occasional journalism, including The Lady in the Van and culminating in his runaway success Writing Home. In this first comprehensive study of Bennett's work, Daphne Turner, considers his diverse body of work in relation to the man and his background.

The Art of Speaking

What we mean , does not so much depend upon the words we speak , as on our manner of speaking them ; and accordingly , in life , the greatest attention is ...

Author: James Burgh


ISBN: HARVARD:32044038404554

Category: Elocution

Page: 291

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Public Speaking for Criminal Justice Professionals

A Manner of Speaking Thomas P Mauriello. 4 these that its purpose is related.” What Aristotle was saying is the only reason for a presentation at any level ...

Author: Thomas P Mauriello

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000080636

Category: Social Science

Page: 233

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Public Speaking for Criminal Justice Professionals: A Manner of Speaking is a one-of-a-kind public speaking guide specifically written for criminal justice professionals, written by a criminal justice professional. Author Thomas Mauriello has worked his entire professional career both as a practitioner and as an educator in the fields of criminal justice and forensic science. This book outlines the public speaking skills he has learned, used, and taught to thousands of criminal justice, forensic science, security, and counterintelligence professionals over the years. The book can either be read from cover-to-cover—to fine tune the reader’s existing oral communication skills—or read in a modular fashion, as a reference guide to focus on certain skills and techniques. A list of over 55 proven, effective presentation tools will be listed, discussed, and demonstrated throughout the book—using illustrated criminal justice and forensic sciences topic examples. Contrary to popular believe, simply knowing your subject or being an expert in the subject does not guarantee a successful presentation. Aristotle, who many recognize as the Father of Public Speaking and Forensic Debate, said it best when he declared, "It is not enough to know what to say, one must know how to say it." This guide focuses on technique and the recognition that a speaker must have of both the subject and the listener. The purpose is to improve readers' skill level and ability to engage and, thereby, inform the listener. Whether preparing to speak to one person, or one thousand people, Public Speaking for Criminal Justice Professionals provides specific techniques for professionals to speaking with confidence, and present effective engaging presentations.