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  • Published: 3 October 2005
  • ISBN: 9781740513661
  • Imprint: Vintage Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416

Watson's Dictionary Of Weasel Words




The brilliant and bestselling companion volume to Don Watson's Death Sentence

The brilliant and bestselling companion volume to Don Watson's Death Sentence

The prime minister speaks of core and non-core election promises, your boss asks you to commit to an involuntary career event (you're fired), and hospitals refer to negative patient outcomes (you're dead) – How to fight back?

This book is a heavy weapon against politicians, managers and all those whose words kill brain cells and sink hearts. Striking a much-needed blow for truth and clarity, here is Don Watson, author of the international bestseller Death Sentence, at his sobering, scathing and wickedly funny best.

  • Pub date: 3 October 2005
  • ISBN: 9781740513661
  • Imprint: Vintage Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416

About the Author

Don Watson

Don Watson's books, articles and essays have been widely acclaimed. His bestselling titles include Recollections of a Bleeding Heart: Paul Keating Prime Minister, which won the Age Book of the Year and Non-Fiction Prizes, the Brisbane Courier Mail Book of the Year, the National Biography Award and the Australian Literary Studies Association's Book of the Year, Death Sentence, which won the Australian Booksellers Association Book of the Year, Watson's Dictionary of Weasel Words, and American Journeys, which won The Age Book of the Year and Non-Fiction Book of the Year, the inaugural Indie Award for Non-Fiction and the Walkley Non-Fiction Award. In 2010 Don was awarded the Phillip Hodgins Memorial Medal for Australian Literature. Since 2003 his website weaselwords.com.au has been documenting the viral spread of management-speak and the decline of public language. His critically acclaimed 2014 book The Bush recently won the Indie Book of the Year and the NSW Premier's Literary Award.

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Praise for Watson's Dictionary Of Weasel Words

“‘All Australians should read this book. All Australians should be grateful that it has been written.' - Julian Burnside, Australian Book Review”

“‘Our political leaders will need charisma enhancement if this book gains the readership it deserves.’ - Courier Mail”


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