By William Safire
For the previous twenty-five years american citizens have depended on Pulitzer Prize-winning wordsmith William Safire for his or her weekly dose of linguistic illumination in The manhattan occasions Magazine's column "On Language" -- probably the most renowned beneficial properties of the journal and a Sunday-morning staple for innumerable enthusiasts. he's the main greatly learn author at the English language this day.
Safire is the guru of latest vocabulary, speech, language, utilization and writing. committed and disputatious readers itch to choose up every one column and reply to the week's linguistic knowledge with a gotcha letter to the Times. the best observe within the correct position on the correct Time marks the e-book of Safire's 16th e-book on language. This assortment is a vintage to be learn, re-read, loved and fought over. enthusiasts, critics and fellow linguists wait with bated (from the French abattre "to beat down") breath for every new anthology -- and, like its predecessors, this one is certain to fulfill and pleasure.
Safire unearths fodder for his columns in politics and present occasions, in addition to in technology, know-how, leisure and lifestyle. The self-proclaimed card-carrying language maven and dad grammarian isn't really above tackling his personal linguistic mistakes as he detects language traits and tracks phrases, words and clichés to their resource. Scholarly, wonderful and considerate, Safire's severe observations approximately language and slanguage are instantly provocative and enlightening.
Safire is America's go-to man in terms of language, and he has incorporated sharp and passionately opinionated letters from readers around the English-speaking international who've been not able to withstand making a choice on up a pen to place the maven himself in his position or to provide exchange interpretations, extra examples, fun anecdotes or simply props.
The correct be aware within the correct position on the correct Time is an engaging, realized and piquant examine the eccentricities and foibles that locate their means into the English language. Exposing linguistic hooey and rigamarole and jam-packed with Safire's trademark knowledge, this publication has a spot at the table or bedside desk of all who proportion his profound love of the English language -- in addition to his penchant for asking "What does that mean?" Or, "Wassat?"
This new assortment is bound to please readers, writers and observe fans in every single place and spark the curiosity of someone who has ever puzzled, "Where did the word 'brazen hussy' come from?"