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Depraved and Insulting English Paperback – August 14, 2002
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The only problem is that you find yourself reading too much at a time, and the definitions will stick as memorable, but the words don't. Often at work I have really wanted to call someone "an odor resulting from the belching of an intoxicated person" but the specific word escaped me. Read slowly and try to use a word a day to get the most out of this book.
The gems of this book are the words that sound so dirty but actually have very appropriate meanings. Example: Who wouldn't get upset when called a "pricklouse"? Me, because I know it just means "tailor".
This is a perfect gift for the word (or insult) enthusiast who has everything.
BDELLOID: resembling a leech. What an excellent word to drop on a date that didn't go too well, wouldn’t you agree?
GAMMERSTANG: a tall, skinny, and awkward woman. Oh, you could have a field day with this one, couldn’t you?
MOME: a nitpicking critic. How lovely would it be to throw in the face of those constantly criticizing you!
SNUDGE. A scoundrel who hides under the bed, waiting for a chance to rob the house. There is a word for that??
Have I convinced you yet? Go buy this book and carry it close to your heart at all times of day.
For whatever reason, a good cuss, curse, diatribe or excoriation is good for the (err...) soul and this book is truly inspiring toward that dubious end.
Why is it, though, that the oh-so-proper Brits are so damned good at it? They out-distance the rest of us English language stutterers and stammerers for vile, vitriol and (boing!) scurrilous accuracy. All hail Britannia. Oh my.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Disappointed in the format. Expected more than an extended dictionary. But that's me. I was more interested in the use of the English featured.Published 22 days ago by Jerry B. Tingstad
This book is fun. Yes, there are some depraved and insulting English, but, though I was not expecting it, there are medical terms of some gross anatomical body parts or actions. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Lara Weinheimer
It is meant as a Christmas gift, but I have 2 family members who would love it. Hope the one who gets it gets a kick out of it...it looks like it is really funny and informative.Published 14 months ago by clare burke
I have had this book for years, and I keep it clutched near my heart at night so it never forgets just how much I love it. I shall be buried with this book. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Susan Thrash
What can I say ? Good Reading Material !Published 16 months ago by Dan Wright Near Biglerville, Pa. Who'd Guess?