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Paul Dickson "Authorisms: Words Wrought by Writers"

National Press Club Journalism Institute

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)

Paul Dickson "Authorisms: Words Wrought by Writers"

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General Admission Ended $10.00 $1.49
Copy of "Authorisms" Ended $18.00 $1.89

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William Shakespeare’s written vocabulary consisted of 17,245 words, including hundreds that were coined or popularized by him. Some of the words never went further than their appearance in his plays, but others—like bedazzledhurrycritical, and anchovy—are essential parts of our standard vocabulary today.

Gifted lexicographer Paul Dickson deftly sorts through neologisms by Chaucer (a ha), Jane Austen (base ball), Louisa May Alcott (co-ed), Mark Twain (hard-boiled), Kurt Vonnegut (granfalloon), John le Carrè (mole), William Gibson (cyberspace), and many others. Presenting stories behind each word and phrase, Dickson enriches our appreciation of the English language in a book as entertaining as it is enlightening.

This is a ticketed event and registration is required. All attendees must have a ticket. This event is a fundraiser for the NPC Journalism Institute. Books must be purchased through the NPC. No outside books or memorabilia permitted. All sales are final; no refunds will be issued.

 

 

 

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National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)


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National Press Club Journalism Institute

The mission of the non-profit National Press Club Journalism Institute is to train communications professionals in a changing media environment, provide scholarships to the next generation of journalists, recognize excellence in journalism, house the records of the history of journalism in the nation’s capital and promote a free press, the cornerstone of a free society.

Located in the Eric Friedheim Library of the prestigious National Press Club in downtown Washington, D.C., the Institute is the premier research, reference and education venue for journalists, historians, academics and students in the nation’s capital.

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