Book of Insults: Ancient and Modern

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Bell Publishing Company, 1978 - Reference - 160 pages
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A collection of insults, put-downs, stinging invectives, impudent witticisms, and crushing retorts

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User Review  - Kesterbird - LibraryThing

The cover says this book is "edited by Nancy McPhee" but she must have been very busy at the time. There is no rhyme, no reason, no order whatsoever to this book. It's not even a good book to leave on ... Read full review

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

A compendium of the best insults, is of course not an objective anthology. McPhee's book is pretty good, and not startlingly original. But if imagination fails you at a moment of stress, these examples, and quotes are all here. I think there are enough here for most occasions. Read full review


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