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The Snark Handbook: Clichés Edition: Overused Buzzwords, Hackneyed Phrases, and Other Misuses of the English Language
 
 
Author
Lawrence Dorfman.
Publisher Skyhorse  
Format flexi-binding
Product Dimensions 7.25 x 5.25 x 0.75 inches
ISBN 9781616086350
Pages/Publication Date 158/2012
Daedalus Item Code 34078
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In the words of Stephen Fry, "It is a cliché that most clichés are true, but then like most clichés, that cliché is untrue." Clichés are like rationalizations: try going a week without using one. They are the hobgoblin of little minds. And once you begin to take notice, they sound like fingernails on a chalkboard. Here is the Snark Handbook's take on the trite phrases and hackneyed themes that dog our thought and speech, offering hundreds of shop-worn expressions with Lawrence Dorfman's none-too-gentle skewering of them. After decades of experience in publishing, at houses like Simon and Schuster, Penguin, and Harry N. Abrams, Dorfman has learned a thing or two about the snide remark, or snark, made respectable (if not any kinder) by wits from Dorothy Parker to Mark Twain. His popular Snark Handbook series collects the most effective and memorable examples of snarky wit on a given subject—with a thought or two of his own—in compact editions with old-fashioned covers and illustrations.
 
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