Watson's Dictionary of Weasel Words

Author(s): Don Watson


The prime minister speaks of core and non-core election promises, your boss asks you to commit to an involuntary career event (you're fired), and hospitals refer to negative patient outcomes (you're dead)u How to fight back? This book is a heavy weapon against politicians, managers and all those whose words kill brain cells and sink hearts. Striking a much-needed blow for truth and clarity, here is Don Watson, author of the international bestseller and 2003 Booksellers' Choice Book fo the Year, DEATH SENTENCE, at his sobering, scathing and wickedly funny best.


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Don Watson's Recollections of a Bleeding Heart- Paul Keating Prime Minister, won the Age Book of the Year and Non-Fiction Prizes, the Brisbane Courier Mail Book of the Year, the National Biography Award and the Australian Literary Studies Association's Book of the Year. His Quarterly Essay, Rabbit Syndrome- Australia and America won the Alfred Deakin Essay Prize. Death Sentence, his best-selling book about the decay of public language won the Australian Booksellers Association Book of the Year. Watson's Dictionary of Weasel Words was also a bestseller. American Journeys won the Age Non-Fiction and Book of the Year Awards. It also won the inaugural Indie Award for Non-Fiction and the Walkley Award for Non-Fiction.

General Fields

  • : 9781740513661
  • : Random House Australia
  • : Vintage (Australia)
  • : 0.28
  • : October 2005
  • : 200mm X 131mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Don Watson
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 658.0014
  • : 410
  • : Dialectology; Slang & jargon
  • : Illustrations