X-Treme Latin: All the Latin You Need to Know for Survival in the 21st Century
In staff meetings and singles bars, on freeways and fairways, there are aggravating people lurking everywhere these days. But bestselling humorist Henry Beard has the perfect comeback for all prickly situations, offering a slew of quips your nemesis won't soon forget . . . or even understand.
Beard's gift is his ability to make fun of popular culture and the current zeitgeist. In X-Treme Latin he provides Latin with an attitude, an indispensable phrasebook that taps the secret power of Latin to deliver, in total safety, hundreds of impeccable put-downs, comebacks, and wisecracks. Within its pages you will learn how to insult or fire coworkers; blame corporate scandals on someone else; cheer at a World Wrestling Entertainment match; talk back to your computer, TV, or Game Boy; deal with your road rage; evade threatening situations; snowboard in style; talk like Tony Soprano; and much more.
With dozens more zingers for quashing e-mail pranks, psyching out your golf opponent, giving backhanded compliments, and evading awkward questions, X-Treme Latin is destined for magnus popularity and will have readers cheering, “Celebremus!”
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Review: X-Treme Latin: All the Latin You Need to Know for Surviving the 21st CenturyUser Review - Meghan R. - Goodreads
Not gonna lie, I'm a total sucker for cheap jokes if they're translated into Latin. Read full review
Review: X-Treme Latin: All the Latin You Need to Know for Surviving the 21st CenturyUser Review - James Swenson - Goodreads
This is a little better than the typical book of translated insults. [It is unsettling to realize that I've collected four or five of these over the years.] It should be a useful resource: you can ... Read full review
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X-treme Latin: Lingua Latina Extrema - All the Latin You Need to Know for ...
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