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The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time: Wit and Wisdom from the Popular "On Language" Column in the New York Times Magazine

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"For the past twenty-five years Americans have relied on Pulitzer Prize-winning wordsmith William Safire for their weekly dose of linguistic illumination in The New York Times Magazine's column "On Language" - one of the most popular features of the magazines and a Sunday-morning staple for innumerable fans. He is the most widely read writer on the English language today." ...more
Hardcover, 436 pages
Published June 29th 2004 by Simon & Schuster
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Denise Logan
Mar 19, 2015 Denise Logan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Safire rules

William Safire at his best. Only he could approach language with so much panache. Great read for anyone who appreciates the intricacies of the language
Dave
Nov 07, 2008 Dave rated it it was ok
This looks at common phrases and words like "keep it short" or "control freak" and gives modern examples of usage.
Matt
A collection of Safire's language columns from his NYTimes days. Okay, but not really what I was looking for, so I return it unfinished.
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William Lewis Safire was an American author, columnist, journalist and presidential speechwriter.

He was perhaps best known as a long-time syndicated political columnist for the New York Times and a regular contributor to "On Language" in the New York Times Magazine, a column on popular etymology, new or unusual usages, and other language-related topics.
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