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Depraved and Insulting English (Harvest Book)

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Publisher Comments:

Originally published as two distinct collections, Depraved and Insulting English brings to light the language's most offensive and obscene words--words that have fallen out of today's lexicon but will no doubt delight, amuse, and in some cases prove surprisingly useful. Who hasn't searched for the right word to describe a colleague's maschalephidrosis (runaway armpit perspiration) or a boss's pleonexia (insane greed)? And what better way is there to insult the scombroid landlord (resembling a mackerel) or that tumbrel of a brother-in-law (a person who is drunk to the point of vomiting) than by calling him by his rightful name?

A compact compendium of ingenious words for anyone who's been tongue-tied, flabbergasted, or dumbfounded, Depraved and Insulting English supplies the appropriate vocabulary for any occasion. Word lovers, chronic insulters, berayers, bescumbers, and bespewers need fear no more--finding the correct word to wow your friends or silence your enemies just got a whole lot easier.

Book News Annotation:

"Apodyopsis: The act of imagining someone naked. Gound: The crusty yellow substance that collects in the corners of one's eyes while one sleeps. Sacofricosis: Habitual rubbing of the genitals through one's pants pockets." All entries show part of speech, pronunciation, and sample sentences, and many contain a little history and commentary. The bibliography shows some 80 sources.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Originally published as two distinct collections, Depraved and Insulting Englishbrings to light the language's most offensive and obscene words--words that have fallen out of today's lexicon but will no doubt delight, amuse, and in some cases prove surprisingly useful. Who hasn't searched for the right word to describe a colleague's maschalephidrosis (runaway armpit perspiration) or a boss's pleonexia (insane greed)? And what better way is there to insult the scombroid landlord (resembling a mackerel) or that tumbrel of a brother-in-law (a person who is drunk to the point of vomiting) than by calling him by his rightful name?

A compact compendium of ingenious words for anyone who's been tongue-tied, flabbergasted, or dumbfounded, Depraved and Insulting Englishsupplies the appropriate vocabulary for any occasion. Word lovers, chronic insulters, berayers, bescumbers, and bespewers need fear no more--finding the correct word to wow your friends or silence your enemies just got a whole lot easier.

Synopsis:

Originally published as two distinct collections, "Depraved and Insulting English" brings to light the language's most offensive and obscene words--words that have fallen out of today's lexicon but will no doubt delight, amuse, and in some cases prove surprisingly useful.

About the Author

Peter Novobatzky and Ammon Shea are the authors of Depraved English and Insulting English. They both live in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156011495
Author:
Novobatzky, Peter
Author:
Shea, Ammon
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
San Diego
Subject:
General
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Vocabulary
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Invective
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
English language -- Slang.
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Harvest Book
Series Volume:
107-82
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 black-and-white illustrations
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in 0.63 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Originally published as two distinct collections, Depraved and Insulting Englishbrings to light the language's most offensive and obscene words--words that have fallen out of today's lexicon but will no doubt delight, amuse, and in some cases prove surprisingly useful. Who hasn't searched for the right word to describe a colleague's maschalephidrosis (runaway armpit perspiration) or a boss's pleonexia (insane greed)? And what better way is there to insult the scombroid landlord (resembling a mackerel) or that tumbrel of a brother-in-law (a person who is drunk to the point of vomiting) than by calling him by his rightful name?

A compact compendium of ingenious words for anyone who's been tongue-tied, flabbergasted, or dumbfounded, Depraved and Insulting Englishsupplies the appropriate vocabulary for any occasion. Word lovers, chronic insulters, berayers, bescumbers, and bespewers need fear no more--finding the correct word to wow your friends or silence your enemies just got a whole lot easier.

"Synopsis" by , Originally published as two distinct collections, "Depraved and Insulting English" brings to light the language's most offensive and obscene words--words that have fallen out of today's lexicon but will no doubt delight, amuse, and in some cases prove surprisingly useful.

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