Word Spy: The Word Lover's Guide to Modern Culture
This book is a series of cultural snapshots, with the lens focused on new words and phrases that tell us something about our world. These snapshots cover various slices of modern life, including relationships, business, technology, war, aging, multiculturalism, and even fast food. I define each word, tell you when it first appeared in print, provide a citation from the media that shows how the word is used, and give you some cultural background — stats, stories, trends, and tidbits — that put the word into context. Taken together, I hope these snapshots form a larger picture of our modern culture. Have you ever seen one of those images that, when examined closely, turns out to be made up of thousands of smaller pictures? It's called a mosaic, and that's the metaphor that underlies this book. It's a mosaic of new words.
Some things you ought to know about the book:
- It's on sale now!
- It covers over 1,000 words and phrases, from accelerated-care nursing to zoomers.
- Hundreds of those words and phrases are NOT on the WordSpy.com Web site, so there's plenty of new material.