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  • By Geoffrey Renshaw
    May 7, 2016
    Who put the rat into bureaucrat? Well probably all of us at some time or other without realising. This book by Anna Nolan accurately highlights the pomposity and self importance of many individuals in all walks of life; public and corporate folk are all equally as guilty. This book however, does it with humble humour and wit, that's sadly missing from the lives of the perpetrators of these sins, when they totally miss the joke, as the recipient of the linguistice gynmnastics responds, too literally, to the garbled verbiage of "bureau - speak" with hilarious results. Once read from cover to cover, when you've stopped laughing, the book then will serve as a useful textbook for those awkward moments, like now, when you're wondering if there should be a comma here or an exclamation mark there! All in all the book is great fun, but slightly worrying at the same time, as you wonder where we're all headed
  • By Gill Frances
    Nov 27, 2015
    Regular readers of Anna Nolan’s blog will not be surprised to find that her latest book, ‘Who’s Put Rat Into Bureaucrat?’, is packed with delightful examples of some of the worst excesses of bureaucratic jargon and officialese. In characteristically energetic style, Ms Nolan uses jokes, jingles and stories to expose the sheer silliness of our modern tendency to use the kind of over-sophisticated or elaborate language which excludes and alienates the outsider whilst making the insider feel smug. Read this book and you’ll stop sighing when people ask you to action a stakeholder benchmarking transactional pathfinder consultation, and have a good laugh instead.
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Product Details

First Edition
Glaramara Books
October 12, 2015
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.77 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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