Distory: A Treasury of Historical Insults
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.
"Belgium is just a country invented by the British to annoy the French."
"What can you do with a man who looks like a female llama surprised when bathing?"
"Jerry Ford is so dumb he can't fart and chew gum at the same time."
"Avoid all needle drugs - -the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon."
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - fundevogel - LibraryThing
It's got some pretty good quotes and some pretty mediocre ones. Some people I had thought merited respect spat out some pretty baseless ad hominem attacks. John Adams called a lot of people names for ... Read full review