Name Dropping

Name Dropping

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Ever had a Hitchcockian experience (in the shower perhaps?!) or met someone with a distinctly Ortonesque outlook on life? There are hundreds of words derived from real people who are famous - or infamous - enough to give their stamp to a movement, a way of thinking or acting, a style or even a mood. Name Dropping? is an essential guide to the better known or more intriguing of these terms from figures in politics, sport, and the arts. A valuable, interesting and often humorous resource for those looking for definitions or simply browsing for pleasure. Entries are listed alphabetically with full explanations, examples from the press and other media, guidance on usage and a 'Pretentiousness Index.'A No-Nonsense Guide to the Use of Names in Everyday Language Philip Gooden ... Stakhanovite types who turn up to all their shifts for six months will be entered in a draw to win a new Ford Focus. ... but he was a useful propaganda tool, part of the process of transforming the Soviet worker into a heroic, idealised figure. Stakhanovite, not such an obscure reference as one might think, can be applied to any person who keeps up an unremitting work-rate, not just in manual labour.

Title:Name Dropping
Author: Philip Gooden
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing - 2015-04-23

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