Depraved and Insulting English

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Harcourt, 2001 - Humor - 256 pages
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Originally published as two distinct collections, Depraved and Insulting English brings to light the language's most offensive and obscene words--words that have fallen out of today's lexicon but will no doubt delight, amuse, and in some cases prove surprisingly useful. Who hasn't searched for the right word to describe a colleague's maschalephidrosis (runaway armpit perspiration) or a boss's pleonexia (insane greed)? And what better way is there to insult the scombroid landlord (resembling a mackerel) or that tumbrel of a brother-in-law (a person who is drunk to the point of vomiting) than by calling him by his rightful name?

A compact compendium of ingenious words for anyone who's been tongue-tied, flabbergasted, or dumbfounded, Depraved and Insulting English supplies the appropriate vocabulary for any occasion. Word lovers, chronic insulters, berayers, bescumbers, and bespewers need fear no more--finding the correct word to wow your friends or silence your enemies just got a whole lot easier.

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Novobatzky and Shea here fuse together their two earlier works, Depraved English and Insulting English, to reintroduce their humorous comments about obscure insults and "depraved" or vulgar words. Two ... Read full review

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Peter Novobatzky and Ammon Shea are the authors of Depraved English and Insulting English. They both live in New York City.

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