Fighting Talk

Forty Maxims on War, Peace, and Strategy


Author: Colin S. Gray

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275991319

Category: History

Page: 190

View: 5575

Through forty maxims developed by the author, this book offers advice on how we can best cope with the perils that lurk for us in future strategic history.

Fighting Talk

Boxing and the Modern Lexicon


Author: Bob Jones

Publisher: Penguin Random House New Zealand Limited

ISBN: 1775534391

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 560

View: 8763

From 'A Low Blow' to 'Went the Distance', a fascinating and lively examination of the regular use of terms from the boxing ring in our everyday language. Have you ever stopped to notice how often your local newspaper or favourite magazine uses the terms 'On the Ropes', 'The Gloves Are Off' and 'Knockout Punch'? How often TV newsreaders will say that a politician has "Thrown His hat in the Ring', is a 'Big Hitter', is 'Taking it on the Chin', is 'Down for the Count' or has the 'Killer Instinct'? Knight of the realm, leading businessman, colourful and controversial commentator, and boxing aficionado Sir Robert - Bob -Jones certainly has. Over a period of years he made careful note of how often terms cropped up and then retraced their etymological origins in boxing history. The result is a lively, entertaining, and thought-provoking miscellany of boxing terms that are now part of our everyday English language. Some have strayed far from their original meanings, others are more frequently in use now than at any other time. Jones asks why that might be, and his answers are, well, a knockout.

Fighting Talk

Flimsy Facts, Sweeping Statements and Inspired Sporting Hunches


Author: Colin Murray,Johnny Vaughn

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 184456925X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 8750

The Sports Fact: the bedrock of any self-respecting fan, the trump card of the pub conversation. We cant quote Shakespeare or remember our loved ones birthdays - superfluous! - but we can list, in alphabetical order, the last three strikers for our teams to have a 20-goal season, together with the names of their wives, children, aunts, favourite TV shows, golf handicap...glory! And so it is that Fighting Talk, the Saturday morning bastion of world-class punditry, introduces five years of accrued knowledge, one liners, quips, and anecdote all gleaned from, or in the style of, the hugely popular show. Discover Sports Facts as pithy as what kind of chocolate bar Victoria Beckham was munching on as she gave birth to first son Brooklyn, or whether a World Cup victory have any effect on the victorious nations GDP, or even Also, be challenged by the divisive Defend the Indefensibles in which our crack team of writers support motions as scurrilous as the best thing about the Grand National is seeing a horse gets shot, or that its really true women really cant throw.

Fighting talk

the biography of John Prescott


Author: Colin Brown

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

View: 6948

Fact - Fiction - "faction"

A Study of Black South African Literature in English


Author: Horst Zander

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 9783823346593

Category: Blacks

Page: 550

View: 696

Fighting for Your Marriage

A Deluxe Revised Edition of the Classic Best-seller for Enhancing Marriage and Preventing Divorce


Author: Howard J. Markman,Scott M. Stanley,Susan L. Blumberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470593172

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 464

View: 7653

A thorough revision with a new DVD of couples in action, using the PREP method for strengthening marriage and avoiding divorce court The third edition of the best-selling classic on marriage enhancement and divorce prevention, features the latest research and changes of heart in our culture and society. New and revised, Fighting for Your Marriage is based on the widely acclaimed PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) approach. Groundbreaking studies have found that couples can use the strategies of this approach to handle conflict more constructively, protect their happiness, and reduce the odds of breaking up. The book is based on more than twenty years of university research Explores how to apply the PREP approach to any marriage Shows couples how to talk more and fight less, deepen and protect their friendship, and keep the fun alive Reveals what it takes to have a more intimate, sensual relationship and how to clarify and act on priorities The authors have included a wealth of techniques and down-to-earth guidance for all couples who seek to promote greater character and pleasure in their long-term relationships.

Engine Fight-talk

The Song of the Militant Romance, If So the Man You Are, One-way Song, Envoi


Author: Wyndham Lewis

Publisher: N.A



Page: 132

View: 6101

Talking Trojan

Speech and Community in the Iliad


Author: Hilary Susan Mackie

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847682553

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 197

View: 1079

In this penetrating new look at the use of language in the Iliad, Hilary Mackie examines the portrayal of the opposing forces in terms not only of nationality but of linguistics. The way the Greeks and the Trojans speak, Mackie argues, reflects their disparate cultural structures and their relative positions in the Trojan War. While Achaean speech is aggressive and public, intended to preserve social order, Trojan language is more reflective, private, and introspective. Mackie identifies the differences between Greek and Trojan language by analyzing poetic formulas, usually thought to indicate a similarity of language among Homeric characters, and conversations, which are seen here to be of equal importance to the numerous speeches throughout the Iliad. Mackie concludes with analyses of the two great heroes of the Iliad, Hektor and Achilles, and the extent to which they represent their own cultures in their use of language.