Common Phrases ...And the Amazing Stories Behind Them - download pdf or read online

By Max Cryer

ISBN-10: 0838910971

ISBN-13: 9780838910979

In daily speech we use phrases and words with out a passing notion as to why we use them or the place they arrive from. Max Cryer adjustments all that through exhibiting how attention-grabbing the English language fairly is. do you know that the previous host of this present day, Jane Pauley, claims to have coined the time period "bad hair day," or CBS engineer named Charley Douglass invented the identify and use of "canned laughter" for tv, or that "cold turkey" as a time period for quitting whatever instantly was once popularized via the radical and film (starring Frank Sinatra), the guy with the Golden Arm? right here you'll study the origins of "credibility gap," "my lips are sealed," "the opera's now not over till the fats woman sings," "supermarket," "supermodel," "there's no accounting for taste," "thick as thieves," and hundreds of thousands extra. For a person who loves language, this new booklet will "take the cake."

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Given that industrial statisticians are general practitioners who encounter many dif­ ferent types of problems, a wide range of statistical tools are used. It is therefore desirable that graduate programs in statistics include exposure to a variety of statistical techni­ ques. The report included three lists of statistical techni­ ques: those that are used routinely, those whose use depends on areas of application, and those used less frequently. The com­ mittee reported that the techniques used routinely included regression analysis, basic statistical methods, analysis of variance, graphical display and data summary, and design of experiments.

A student taking this Master's examination is analogous to a pilot being asked to fly, under weather conditions that are not ideal, from specified locations (the problem statements) to others of the pilot's choosing (the solutions). As would be expected, not all pilots have taken the same routes nor landed in precisely the same places, but considerable skill has been displayed and most end up in the right regions. William G. Hunter 50 Feedback on students '• performance sometimes has been given to them individually and sometimes in the form of a general assessment made available to all students (whether they have taken the examination or not), with the idea of providing guidance to future candidates.

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