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If you don’t know the essential American slang and idioms used by all business professionals, you risk embarrassment, loss of respect, and loss of money. Entertaining dialogues, activities and games will quickly help put you get the inside track…that’s slang for "get the advantage"! The Slangman Guide to BIZ SPEAK 1 contains chapters on slang and idioms associated with: The Workplace Computers The Internet E-Commerce Marketing Advertising Acronyms & Shortcuts Negotiations Meetings Popular Abbreviations Used in Business This book was written by American native and slang expert Slangman David Burke, author of more than 30 books on slang and idioms.
Conversation analysts have begun to challenge long-cherished assumptions about the relationship between gender and language, asking new questions about the interactional study of gender and providing fresh insights into the ways it may be studied empirically. Drawing on a lively set of audio- and video-recorded materials of real-life interactions, including domestic telephone calls, children’s play, mediation sessions, police-suspect interviews, psychiatric assessments and calls to telephone helplines, this volume is the first to showcase the latest thinking and cutting-edge research of an international group of scholars working on topics at the intersection of gender and conversation analysis.
The phenomenon returns! Originally published in 1987, The Book of Questions, a New York Times bestseller, has been completely revised and updated to incorporate the myriad cultural shifts and hot-button issues of the past twenty-five years, making it current and even more appealing.This is a book for personal growth, a tool for deepening relationships, a lively conversation starter for the family dinner table, a fun way to pass the time in the car. It poses over 300 questions that invite people to explore the most fascinating of subjects: themselves and how they really feel about the world.T
"My roommate leaves her clothes all over the place!""I loaned my friend fifty bucks—I don’t know when he’ll pay me back.""That’s the third night in a row that Tom’s friend has crashed on our couch. Someone needs to say something. . . . " You’re on your own—and it’s great! Except when problems crop up: roommate hassles, dating dilemmas, work stuff, social stuff, and just stuff. Finally, expert help is here. In How Do You Work This Life Thing? Lizzie Post, great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, shows how to navigate the pleasures and perils of independent life, offering advice on everything from getting along with roommate(s) and dating to getting the job you want.
Become a productive member of society!Which way should the toilet paper be dispensed from the roll? Who goes first at an intersection in a grocery store? What is the proper placement of ketchup on a plate? When is it appropriate to dress your pet in clothes that match your own?If you’ve ever wondered about the answers to these vital questions, this is the book for you. Consult The Book of Rules to identify acceptable practices and procedures for any social situation you may encounter in your everyday life.W
Talk with your Spanish-speaking employees–no prior knowledge of Spanish needed! Perfect Phrases in Spanish for Gardening and Landscaping gives you more than 500 vital words and phrases specific to the landscaping industry, with translations spelled out phonetically so you can say what you need to say immediately.For example:Cover with mulch. Cubra con mulchin. (KOO-brah kohn mool-CHEENG)Use acid fertilizer here. Use fertilizante ácido aquí. (OO-seh fehr-tee-lee-SAHN-teh AH-see-thoh ah-KEE)Use a rake.
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