Distory: A Treasury of Historical Insults
St. Martin's Press, Dec 15, 2004 - History - 179 pages
Distory: A Treasury of Historical Insults is a hilarious collection of insulting historical quotations in the vein of The Portable Curmudgeon that will have history buffs and readers of humor books in stitches. Full of lively quips, jabs, jaunts and put downs by and about notable figures, it covers all epochs of mostly Western history. Schnakenberg has collected more than 600 historical insults into this first collection of its kind.
"A German singer! I should as soon expect to get pleasure from the neighing of my horse."
- Alexander the Great
"Belgium is just a country invented by the British to annoy the French."
- Charles de Gaulle
"What can you do with a man who looks like a female llama surprised when bathing?"
- Winston Churchill on Charles de Gaulle
"Jerry Ford is so dumb he can't fart and chew gum at the same time."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
"Avoid all needle drugs - -the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon."
- Abbie Hoffman
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Elpaca - LibraryThing
I bought this book, then read the entire thing in the parking lot. Awkward for many people who happened by, as I laughed and nodded and said "seriously!" in an empty vehicle. I would recommend this to any student of history primarily, but also for anyone who likes a good jab in the ribs. Read full review
Review: Distory: A Treasury of Historical InsultsUser Review - John Adkins - Goodreads
Nice collection of historical jabs. A pleasant read. Read full review