The Big Book of Talking Dirty: 5000 Slang Phrases for Every Occasion

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Cassell, Jan 5, 2006 - Humor - 335 pages
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"Dirt" cleans up! Jonathon Green's previous compilation, The Big Book of Filth, sold more than 100,000 copies.
Smuttier, ruder, and better than ever, with 5,000 richly humorous phrases. Drink and drugs, scatology, sex, insults, money: these are the main preoccupations of the delightfully dirty slang so colorfully defined and illustrated in this no-holds-barred follow-up to the bestselling "Big Book of Filth. Those with "politically correct" and delicate sensibilities can tune out; broad-minded readers will dig in to discover terms of affirmation, approbation, contempt, and dismissal, as well as oaths, acronyms, and abbreviations. No group is exempt in this equal-opportunity verbal abuser, from the criminal underworld to the upper classes, children to fat persons, and every ethnicity. Among the 100 titillating A-Z topics: Coitus Interruptus; Dazed and Confused; Doo-Doo (to be in deep); Frankly, My Dear, I Don't Give a Damn; Harm, Trouble and Strife; Masturbation; and more.

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Jonathon Green is Britain¿s leading lexicographer of slang. His many credits include the Macmillan Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, Slang Down the Ages, Chasing the Sun: Dictionary-Makers and the Dictionaries They Made, The Cassell Dictionary of Slang (published to great acclaim in December 1998), and most recently, the best-selling Big Book of Filth, a survey of 6500 sex slang words and phrases. Jonathon Green lives in North London.

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