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The Insult Dictionary

Author: Julie Tibbott.

The Insult Dictionary

Author: Julie Tibbott.

$14.99 $4.98
Item #: D10809
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Publication Date: 2013
Publisher: Reader's Digest.
ISBN: 9781621450665
From the Roman to the Shakespearean, pirate bilge to gumshoe patter, some of the most creative, memorable, and entertaining applications of language through the ages have been invented to tell someone else off, be he breedbate, coxcomb, or ninnyhammer. This little concordance of contempt takes us more or less chronologically through Ancient Appellations, Medieval Mockery, Colonial Cracks, Victorian Venom, Jazz ... More
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From the Roman to the Shakespearean, pirate bilge to gumshoe patter, some of the most creative, memorable, and entertaining applications of language through the ages have been invented to tell someone else off, be he breedbate, coxcomb, or ninnyhammer. This little concordance of contempt takes us more or less chronologically through Ancient Appellations, Medieval Mockery, Colonial Cracks, Victorian Venom, Jazz Age Jibes, and Cold War Cuts, with themed sidebars to the potent barbs of soldiers, hobos, cowboys, sailors, cockneys, and Poor Richard's Almanac.


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