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Quick Pint After Work? And Other Everyday Lies by Luke Lewis
  

Quick Pint After Work? And Other Everyday Lies

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In the nature of a phrase book, one that allows you to translate all the jargon and rubbish that everyone else but you spouts ceaselessly. Quick Pint after Work (and we all know what that means) is based on the BuzzFeed series, What People say v What People Mean, a somewhat alarmingly cynical and worrying guide to white lies and double-speak. It’s very funny and takes the concept of what we say not being what we really mean to its logical ends – Have a nice day.

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Quick Pint After Work? And Other Everyday Lies by Luke Lewis

Jargon, cliches, euphemisms ...lies. Ever wished there was a phrasebook to help you translate all this endless bullsh*t? When your boss asks 'Can I have a quick word?' (real meaning: I don't have anything to discuss, I just like putting the fear of God into you) or an estate agent describes something as having 'incredible potential' (real meaning: absolute shithole), you'd better have Luke Lewis's essential new book to hand. And if you need a way to spin your latest work disaster, here are numerous tried-and-tested porkies to help you out. Based on the incredibly popular BuzzFeed series 'What People Say vs What They Mean', this in an indispensible - and hilarious - guide to interpreting secret codes, little white lies and complete and utter bollocks. Examples from What People Say at Work vs What They Mean 'Anyone fancy a cup of tea?' - Offer strictly limited to the three people in my immediate vicinity. 'This is beyond my remit' - I can't be arsed to deal with this 'Team player' - Has basic social skills, is not an outright sociopath 'Let's park this for now' - Let's never mention this again 'We wish her all the best in her new job' - Burn in hell, traitor

About the Author

Luke Lewis is UK Editor of BuzzFeed, the social news and entertainment company. Prior to that he edited the music site NME.COM. He lives in south London with his wife and daughter, and has never knowingly said anything he didn't mean. Honest.

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Book Info

Publication date

23rd October 2014

Author

Luke Lewis

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Publisher

Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Hardback
288 pages

Categories

Humour
The Real World
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ISBN

9780751557732

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