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X-Treme Latin: All the Latin You Need to Know for Survival in the 21st Century

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Publisher Comments:

In staff meetings and singles bars, on freeways and fairways, there are aggravating people lurking everywhere these days. But bestselling humorist Henry Beard has the perfect comeback for all prickly situations, offering a slew of quips your nemesis won't soon forget . . . or even understand.

Beard's gift is his ability to make fun of popular culture and the current zeitgeist. In X-Treme Latin he provides Latin with an attitude, an indispensable phrasebook that taps the secret power of Latin to deliver, in total safety, hundreds of impeccable put-downs, comebacks, and wisecracks. Within its pages you will learn how to insult or fire coworkers; blame corporate scandals on someone else; cheer at a World Wrestling Entertainment match; talk back to your computer, TV, or Game Boy; deal with your road rage; evade threatening situations; snowboard in style; talk like Tony Soprano; and much more.

With dozens more zingers for quashing e-mail pranks, psyching out your golf opponent, giving backhanded compliments, and evading awkward questions, X-Treme Latin is destined for magnus popularity and will have readers cheering, “Celebremus!”

Synopsis:

In a book designed for "magnus" popularity, the master of American wit delivers a hilarious handbook of Latin phrases for saying what's really on one's mind, without any consequences.

About the Author

Henry Beard founded the National Lampoon along with Doug Kenney and Rob Hoffmann. Prior to National Lampoon, Beard collaborated with Kenney at the Harvard Lampoon during the late 1960s, producing nationally distributed parodies of Life and Time magazines and a book-length parody of The Lord of the Rings called Bored of the Rings. Since leaving National Lampoon, Beard has authored and co-authored over 30 humor books.

Table of Contents

X-Treme Latin I. Beginning Latin

A Little Story

Latin Aptitude Test

Romulus and Remus Jokes

The Legion of Superheroes

T-Shirt Slogans

Bumper Stickers

Reality TV

Hardball Talk Shows

Ultimate Sports

Trash Talk in the Colosseum

Spring Break

Country Music Favorites

Chilling Out

Graffiti

Road Rage

Air Rage

Warning Labels

II. Intermediate Latin

Caesar's PowerPoint Presentation

Top 10 Reasons to Live in the Time of the Caesars

That Old-Time Religion

Mob Banter

New Age Discourse

Hollywood Latin

Sushi Bar Chitchat

Computer Language

Car Talk

B.S.

Small Talk during a Colonoscopy

Medical Confab

Homeland Security

Useful Phrases for Barbarian Evildoers

Game Boy Chatter

Modern Vatican Latin

Learned Latin for Lovers

Classical Kiss-offs

III. Advanced Latin

Useful Syntax

You Know You May Be a Roman If...

Restaurant 'Tude

Winespeak

The Bestseller List

Latin for Trekkies

Attack Ads

Business Latin

Furat Emptor

Jury Duty

Stealth Latin

Stealth Latin for Golfers

Bad Latin, the Dirty Dozen

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592401048
Author:
Beard, Henry
Publisher:
Gotham Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Form - Parodies
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
HUMOR / Parodies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.50x5.04x.36 in. .23 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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