- Series: Harvest Book
- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Mariner Books; First edition (August 14, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0156011492
- ISBN-13: 978-0156011495
- Product Dimensions: 4.9 x 0.7 x 7.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 32 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #741,773 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Depraved and Insulting English First Edition
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A merger has taken place between Peter Novobatzky and Ammon Shea's books Depraved English and Insulting English. The result? Depraved and Insulting English. "Some of the entries are lascivious," the authors say, "some revolting, and others derogatory. A few are all of these things." This book will provide blissful browsing for anyone who ever got a fourth-grade thrill from looking up naughty words in the dictionary or, later, felt a frisson of pleasure from using obscure but racy words that few others understood. Many of the terms here--such as coprolagnia, cypripareunia, hybristophiliac, peotillomian, and sacofricosis--sound downright illicit. More intriguing are the words that sound perfectly acceptable, like blissom, feist, and plooky. But watch out for the plooky fellow who lets out a feist when he blissoms; he's actually a pimply guy who farts silently while copulating with ewes. Eeew. --Jane Steinberg
From Publishers Weekly
Peter Novobatzky and Ammon Shea, the gleefully naughty authors of Depraved English and Insulting English, combine their two guides to the puerile side of our popular tongue into one salty volume, efficiently titled Depraved and Insulting English. Sure, the words mome, limberham, encopresis are good, but what's better are the authors' usage examples, which demonstrate a mischievous exuberance. Explaining a particularly intense form of voyeurism, the authors write: "Being struck suddenly blind would have taxed any man, but for Mr. Bigelow, with his acute scopophilia, it smacked of divine vengeance."
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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.
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