Slam Dunks and No-Brainers: Language in Your Life, the Media, Business, Politics, and, Like, Whatever

Slam Dunks and No-Brainers: Language in Your Life, the Media, Business, Politics, and, Like, Whatever

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In this marvelously original book, three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Leslie Savan offers fascinating insights into why we’re all talking the talk—Duh; Bring it on!; Bling; Whatever!—and what this reveals about America today. Savan traces the paths that phrases like these travel from obscure slang to pop stardom, selling everything from cars (ads for VWs, Mitsubishis, and Mercurys all pitch them as “no-brainer”s) to wars (finding WMD in Iraq was to be a… (more)

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Publisher: Vintage (October 04, 2005)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 320 pages

File size: 397 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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