Category: History: Language
Copyright/published Year: 1986 by Bobbs-Merrill
When Edwin Newman was but a lad, bright, cheery, and unbearable, ì he was told to keep a civil tongue in his head, i.e., shut up. He ì did, but since then he has expanded his understanding of what a ì civil tongue means. To him it means a language that is not bogged ì down in jargon, not studded with trick phrases, not weighed down ì with gelatinous verbiage of Washington and the social sciences. ì It is direct, specific, concrete, vigorous, colorful, subtle, and ì imaginative, and as lucid and eloquent as we are able to make it. ì A smog of jargon is settling on our fair land. Newman blows it ì away with sweet reason and sour comments. A Civil Tongue ì is high comedy in a serious cause.
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1976 Hardcover. VG Jacket with no tears, small (under 1/8" chip) on lower front. Text is unmarked. Sound square binding. NO remainder marks.
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