The Contemporary Dictionary of Sexual Euphemisms Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0312362980
ISBN-10: 0312362986
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From Publishers Weekly

Camel toes, pearl necklaces and laying pipe-seemingly innocent phrases which have been appropriated into the sex slang of the day-all make appearances in MFA candidate Tate's slim, salacious reference. Though far from complete (Wikipedia and urbandictionary.com both have more comprehensive collections), Tate's efforts are notable and his delivery welcoming, even when his subject matter turns toward the "infrequent, impractical, and violent." Entries include the aforementioned pearl necklace, the literal meaning of which also graces the cover, as well as more obscure terms such as "George Walker," for "any predisposition to anal intercourse," and "postman," which refers to "coitus outdoors in any inclement weather." Each entry includes both literal and figurative meanings, as well as thorough etymologies, and Tate also includes some occasionally amusing, G-rated photos of a few terms' more mundane applications (such as a young woman lifting up a rug to hide a salami beneath it). Though these photos don't add much besides page count, this graphic work should be a hit among adolescents and the college set, whose dog-eared copies are sure to make the rounds at school.
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About the Author

Jordan Tate attended Miami University’s Western College Program and earned a Bachelor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2003.  He is currently an M.F.A. candidate at Indiana University’s Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts.  Some of his work is held in the permanent collection at the Kinsey Institute for Gender, Sex, and Reproduction.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1173 KB
  • Print Length: 140 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0312362986
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition (January 9, 2007)
  • Publication Date: January 9, 2007
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003E74BFQ
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By Austin Kleon on January 11, 2007
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Depending on your familiarity with contemporary sexual slang, this book will either be one big gut laugh, or a highly educational experience. For most readers, it will be both. Tate combines suprisingly elegant entymologies with suprisingly tasteful photos to make a genuinely pleasurable read. Best displayed in the bathrooms of intellectuals, passed around at a party, or given as a gift.
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Jordan Tate will enlighten you with the meanings of all those phrases you overheard in Junior High and still don't quite understand. A lovely addition to every library.
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This is more of a pamphlet than a dictionary. More of a short bathroom reader for guests than a fully informative dictionary.
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This book is very cheesy, but I will admit that it is informative. It describes many derogatory terms and sexual euphemisms that I had not previously even known existed. It seems that pornography lends something more to the English language after all...of course you can get this same education through sitting in any locker room or Frat house. I might sell my copy back. Of course, you could use it as an adult themed party game where everyone must choose the correct definition for each term...might be fun, after a bottle of vodka.
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