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The Insult Dictionary: History's Best Slights, Street Talk, and Slang

Julie Tibbott.
Item #: D10809
Format: Hardcover
Pages/Publication Date: 224 / 2013
Publisher: Reader's Digest.
ISBN: 9781621450665
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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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