Very Nice Ways to Say Very Bad Things: An Unusual Book of Euphemisms

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Sourcebooks, Inc., May 1, 2007 - Humor - 152 pages

At a loss for words, hockey puck? You can always quote Shakespeare...

Or delve into this entertaining compendium of insults and verbal abuse, all couched in language of the most uplifting nature. Filled with common and not-so-common zingers that will both shock you and make you laugh your @$$! off.

Includes:

  • Exactly how to address individual mounds of foul, undigested lumps of donkey entrails
  • That "F"-ing word and other intensives
  • Many, many ways to refer to the part that goes over the fence last
  • More euphemisms, synonyms, phrases and descriptions than you knew existed for sexual activities, proclivities, untoward incidents, accidents of nature and the beast with two backs
  • Addressing the mentally incompetent, the cerebrally challenged, the absurdly bureaucratic, the impossibly rational and other instances of ineptitude, obfuscation or obstruction and much more!
 

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Ha Ha, way too funny! Would be nice to remember all of these. Read full review

Contents

The Lost Art
3
Profanities and Expletives
21
Oaths and General Vituperation
27
Silent DisparagementThe Bird and His Friends
30
Circumlocution
33
Worshipping at the Shrine of Bacchus
49
Indisposition
55
In the Privy
65
Dallying Firkytoodling and Finkdiddling
83
Sex Sain et Sauf
102
Men Behaving Badly
107
A Pea in the Pod
109
Misbegotten
110
Unknown to Man
112
Trafficking with Oneself
114
The Gazelles are in the Garden
137

Afflicted by Times Wingd Chariot
69
Bewitched Bothered and Betwattled
75
The Long Carbine
80
N What?
142
Back Cover
145
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About the author (2007)

Researching her bestselling novels Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife and Darcy & Elizabeth, author Linda Berdoll was surprised and delighted by the euphemisms she turned up--most of them of an insulting nature. Berdoll compiled them here to entertain and enlighten. She lives on a pecan farm in Del Valle, Texas, with her husband.

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