Wicked Words: A Treasury of Curses, Insults, Put-Downs, and Other Formerly Unprintable Terms from Anglo-Saxon Times to the Present
The author of Crown's A Dictionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk has fun at the other end of the language spectrum in this witty, anecdote-filled guide to the many impolite, insulting, and just plain "bad" words with which the English language is blessed. Line drawings. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: A Dictionary Of Invective: A Treasury Of Curses, Insults, Put Downs And Other Formerly Unprintable Terms From Anglo Saxon Times To The PresentUser Review - Paul 'Pezski' Perry - Goodreads
Found in a charity shop a couple of years ago, this is an excellent volume that gives an explanation and origin for almost any swear word or insult you can think of. An extremely useful reference material, and fun to thumb through and snigger at occasionally. Read full review
Review: Wicked Words: A Treasury of Curses, Insults, Put-Downs, and Other Formerly Unprintable Terms from Anglo-Saxon Times to the PresentUser Review - Brian - Goodreads
I bought this book when I was smart-aleck teenager and, far from making me an insult filled jerk, I think it helped me become a better person. It may be trite to say it this way, but by taking the ... Read full review
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