From the Corner of the Oval by Beck Dorey-SteinThe compulsively readable, behind-the-scenes memoir that takes readers inside the Obama White House, through the eyes of a young staffer learning the ropes, falling in love, and finding her place in the world.
In 2012, Beck Dorey-Stein was just scraping by in DC when a posting on Craigslist landed her, improbably, in the Oval Office as one of Barack Obamas stenographers. The ultimate DC outsider, she joined the elite team who accompanied the president wherever he went, recorder and mic in hand. On whirlwind trips across time zones, Beck forged friendships with a tight group of fellow travelers--young men and women who, like her, left their real lives behind to hop aboard Air Force One in service of the president. But as she learned the ropes of protocol, Beck became romantically entangled with a consummate DC insider, and suddenly, the political became all too personal. Set against the backdrop of a White House full of glamour, drama, and intrigue, this is the story of a young woman making unlikely friendships, getting her heart broken, learning what truly matters, and discovering her voice in the process.
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However, outside of abbreviations, there are a handful of words in English that do not have vowels, either because the vowel sounds are not written with vowel letters or because the words themselves are pronounced without vowel sounds. There are very few lexical words that is, not counting interjections without vowel letters. A more obscure example is ln. Vowelless proper names from other languages, such as the surname Ng , may retain their original spelling, even if they are pronounced with vowels. There are also numerous vowelless interjections and onomatopoeia found more or less frequently, including brr brrr is occasionally accepted [ clarification needed ] , bzzt , grrr , hm , hmm , mm , mmm , mhmm , pfft , pht , phpht ,  psst , sh , shh , zzz. These can invoke syllabic consonants. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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So why not give B a boost with these brilliantly bizarre words? Babbitt, who achieves the perfect American middle-class life but soon finds total conformity and social expectation oddly discomforting. Likewise, babblement or babblery is gossiping, prattling conversation, while a babble-merchant is an unstoppably talkative person. Derived from spang, an old Scots word for a sudden jolt or kick, a backspang is essentially a sting in the tail—a bad turn of events or a sudden detrimental change of mind at the very last minute. Jargon-filled talk that sets out to clarify something but ends up only confusing things? As well as being a name for a thief who specializes in stealing luggage from trains, in 19th-century slang a baggage-smasher was a porter at a railway station. To stammer or stutter.