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Slam Dunks and No-Brainers: Language in Your Life, the Media, Business, Politics, And, Like, Whatever
by Leslie Savan
In this marvelously original book, three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Leslie Savan offers fascinating insights into why we re all talking the talk "Duh; Bring it on!; Bling"; "Whatever!" and what this reveals about America today. Savan traces the paths that phrases like these travel from obscure slang to pop stardom, selling everything from cars (ads for VWs, Mitsubishis, ...more
Published May 10th 2014 by Vintage Books
(first published January 1st 2005)
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