A Man about a Dog: Euphemisms and Other Examples of Verbal Squeamishness

A Man about a Dog: Euphemisms and Other Examples of Verbal Squeamishness

Out of Stock
Notify me when this book is in stock?

 
About the Book
Quentin Crisp once quipped that "euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne." This leading commentator on the English language has ranged far and wide to collect and comment upon 2,467 examples of euphemistic phrases--those expressions that so inventively display the art of mincing words. From the politically correct to the highly incorrect, this book goes in ruthless pursuit of the coy, the prudish, the squeamish, the obfuscatory, and the blatant reshaping of the truth. So whether you "have to see a man about a dog" or just need to "powder your nose," this entertaining reference will show you how not to say what you mean.
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780007240975
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Series Title: English
Weight: 568 gr
ISBN-10: 000724097X
Publisher Date: 01 Mar 2007
Height: 229 mm
No of Pages: 400
Spine Width: 30 mm
Width: 152 mm
User Reviews

Be the first to Write a Review on this book A Man about a Dog: Euphemisms and Other Examples of Verbal Squeamishness