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Rawson, Hugh

Overview
Works: 28 works in 180 publications in 2 languages and 8,730 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Terms and phrases  Reference works  Quotations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler
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Most widely held works about Hugh Rawson
 
Most widely held works by Hugh Rawson
A dictionary of euphemisms & other doubletalk : being a compilation of linguistic fig leaves and verbal flourishes for artful users of the English Language by Hugh Rawson( Book )

18 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lists and defines euphemisms and includes many examples of usage
The New international dictionary of quotations by Hugh Rawson( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On cover: The best quotations of all time selected and arranged alphabetically by subject to meet the needs of contemporary readers, writers, and speakers
The Oxford dictionary of American quotations by Hugh Rawson( Book )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a collection of over 6,000 quotations and sayings, arranged chronologically, from history, from four centuries by famous Americans such as Abraham Lincoln, Clarence Darrow, Herman Melville, Oliver Stone, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr
American heritage dictionary of American quotations by Margaret Miner( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects the words of Americans from all walks of life, presenting more than five thousand entries on five hundred topics
A dictionary of quotations from Shakespeare : a topical guide to over 3,000 great passages from the plays, sonnets, and narrative poems by William Shakespeare( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fingertips. Readers who turn to "Life" will find Prospero's haunting reflection, "We are such stuff as dreams are made on." Speech-writers seeking "words of Wisdom" are reminded of Polonius's comment that "Brevity is the soul of wit." Extensive cross-referencing makes the volume easy to use, and an index of key words helps locate those elusive, tip-of-the-tongue quotations quickly. Shakespeare lovers and researchers will find it especially helpful that over half the
Wicked words : a treasury of curses, insults, put-downs, and other formerly unprintable terms from Anglo-Saxon times to the present by Hugh Rawson( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author of the widely acclaimed ... Dictionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk returns with the other side of the story in this witty, anecdote-filled guide to the many 'bad' words with which the English language is blessed. This sardonic excursion along the dark side of language traces the origin, use, and abuse of words we love to hate. It ranges widely, including personal insults (lily-livered), ethnic slurs (wops), political attacks (knee-jerk liberals), plus the great four-letter Anglo-Saxon words which are covered in great detail. Wicked Words will appeal to wordsmiths and word buffs, as well as the vast audience who enjoy browsing through collections of odd and interesting facts."--bACK COVER
A dictionary of quotations from the Bible by Margaret Miner( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lists 3,000 quotations from the Old and New Testaments and the Apocrypha, arranged by topic and indexed by key words
Devious derivations : popular misconceptions, and more than 1,000 true origins of common words and phrases by Hugh Rawson( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new book, word maven Hugh Rawson brings you a marvelously entertaining roundup of 1,000 spurious etymologies, then enlightens you with their genuine counterparts. Some wiseacre (which, by the way, has nothing to do with land measure) may have told you that a tip is something you give a waiter "to insure promptness," or that James I once knighted a remarkable side of beef, saying, "Arise, Sir Loin," but like hundreds of oft-repeated accounts of word origins, they're just too good to be true. People, it seems, are etymologizing creatures, and if a certain lexical lineage is unclear, they are sure to invent one. If you hear that pumpernickel was named by Napoleon Bonaparte, who, upon being served the dark German bread, derided it as "pain pour Nicol" (bread for his horse, Nicol), you can take it with a grain of salt (which since 1647 has been making questionable tales, like questionable meat, more palatable)
Rawson's dictionary of euphemisms and other doubletalk : being a compilation of linguistic fig leaves and verbal flourishes for artful users of the English language by Hugh Rawson( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his Dictionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk, Hugh Rawson explains, in clear language, what it means when we talk of an unusual occurrence, a crew transfer container, or Montezuma's revenge. If you have ever been baffled by the expression culturally deprived, or want to know where the phrase deep-six comes from, then this book will certainly be of service
Unwritten laws : the unofficial rules of life as handed down by Murphy and other sages by Hugh Rawson( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An annotated collection of over 500 quotations that provide strategies for life from a variety of authors
A dictionary of invective : a treasury of curses, insults, put-downs, and other formerly unprintable terms from Anglo-Saxon times to the present by Hugh Rawson( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To improve secondary school science and mathematics teaching : a short history of the first dozen years of the National Science Foundation's summer institutes program, 1954-1965 by Hillier Krieghbaum( Book )

4 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first dozen years of the National Science Foundation's (nsf) Summer Institutes Program, 1954-65 are reviewed. The full report entitled "An Investment in Knowledge" is scheduled for publication in 1969. The forerunner of nsf Summer Institutes was held during July and August of 1954 at the University of Washington. Fifty-three high school teachers from 22 states attended the four week session to study mathematics. The initial success of this program led to a greater investment by nsf in institutes to train science and mathematics teachers in public and private schools and at all academic levels, kindergarten through college. The total nsf outlay for institutes through 1965 was close to 300 million dollars. In 1965, 43 million dollars financed 449 institutes with approximately 21,000 high school teachers as participants. The report is replete with specific important events in the development of the Institute program and contains accounts of numerous conversations with nsf officials and congressional committeemen. (Bc)
The Penguin dictionary of quotations from Shakespeare : a topical guide to over 3, 000 great passages from the plays, sonnets and narrative poems by William Shakespeare( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thematic dictionary of over 3,000 Shakespeare quotations is both comprehensive and easy to use. Containing a clear index and an invaluable cross-referencing system, it makes finding quotations quick, simple and enjoyable
If it ain't broke : the unwritten laws of life by Hugh Rawson( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unwritten laws of life : unofficial rules as handed down by Murphy and other sages by Hugh Rawson( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breve diccionario coloquial español e inglés : (argot y sus afines) = A shorter English and Spanish colloquial dictionary : (slang and its analogues) by Delfín Carbonell Basset( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford dictionary of American quotations( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With nearly 6,000 quotations, this volume offers a stimulating picture of American culture and life. Up-to-date and thoroughly researched, the Dictionary covers more than five hundred topics, giving readers a nutshell history of what great (and not-so-great) Americans had to say about each one. This thoughtfully laid out compilation represents Americans ranging from the famous to the infamous, and from the distant as well as recent past, from George Abbott to Fran Lebowitz to Frank Zappa and numerous personalities, presidents, and analysts. This is an essential browser-friendly reference not only for writers, editors, teachers and students, but also for anyone interested in the great people and ideas of American history."--Publisher's description
Rawson's dictionary of American quotations by Margaret Miner( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers American life, culture, and politics
Rawson's wicked words by Hugh Rawson( )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk here presents us with the other side of the coin, Wicked Words, in which he pulls no punches in bringing us to the very cliff-edge of the English language. He covers everything from fart to flibbertigibbit, while always keeping careful watch for flimflam. Hugh Rawson combines a sound history of language with countless tales - find out what became of William Colyngburne for his use of the word hog, or the Presidential campaigner that branded his competitor a liar
 
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The Oxford dictionary of American quotations
Alternative Names
Rawson, Hugh N.

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English (171)

Spanish (2)

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The Oxford dictionary of American quotationsAmerican heritage dictionary of American quotationsA dictionary of quotations from Shakespeare : a topical guide to over 3,000 great passages from the plays, sonnets, and narrative poemsWicked words : a treasury of curses, insults, put-downs, and other formerly unprintable terms from Anglo-Saxon times to the presentA dictionary of quotations from the BibleDevious derivations : popular misconceptions, and more than 1,000 true origins of common words and phrasesRawson's dictionary of euphemisms and other doubletalk : being a compilation of linguistic fig leaves and verbal flourishes for artful users of the English languageUnwritten laws : the unofficial rules of life as handed down by Murphy and other sages