Spinglish the devious dialect of English used by professional spin doctors is all around us. And the fact is, until you ve mastered it, politicians and corporations (not to mention your colleagues and friends) will continue putting things over on you, and generally getting the better of you, every minute of every day without your even knowing it.
However, once you perfect the art of terminological inexactitude, "you ll" be the one manipulating and one-upping everyone else! And here s the beauty part: Henry Beard and Christopher Cerf, authors of the "New York Times "semi-bestseller "The Official Politically Correct Dictionary and Handbook," " "have compiled this handy yet astonishingly comprehensive lexicon and translation guide a "fictionary," if you will to help you do just that. If you want to succeed in business (or politics, sports, the arts, or life in general) without really lying, this is the book for you! (Your results may vary.)
"Spinglish" includes these nifty bits of spurious verbiage and over a thousand more:
aesthetic procedure face-lift
dairy nutrients cow manure
enhanced interrogation techniques torture
For your convenience. For "our" convenience.
hands-on mentoring sexual relations with a junior employee
incomplete success failure
rightsizing firing people
zero-tasking doing nothing
With each and every entry sourced from some of the greatest real-life language benders in the world today, you re virtually guaranteed to have the perfectly chosen tried-and-untrue term right at the tip of your forked tongue. Wish you could nimbly sidestep a question without batting an eye? Not sure how to apologize while also . . . not apologizing? "Spinglish" has you covered. Simply consult this convenient, shoot-from-the-lip glossary, and before you know it, you ll be telling it like it isn t, it wasn t, and it couldn t ever have been."