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Depraved and Insulting English
Depraved and Insulting English
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About the Book

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


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780156011495
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • Publisher Imprint: Mariner Books
  • Depth: 25
  • Height: 192 mm
  • No of Pages: 272
  • Series Title: Harvest Book
  • Weight: 291 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0156011492
  • Publisher Date: 14 Aug 2002
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 20 mm
  • Width: 131 mm


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