Ammon Shea, Peter Novobatzky, "Depraved English: The Most Disgusting and Hilarious Word Book Ever"
ISBN: 0312207735, 0709091745 | 1999 | EPUB | 164 pages | 5 MB
From aboiement to zooerastia, a guided tour of the lantrified underbelly of the English language
This unusual, un-put-downable little volume by Peter Novobatzky and Ammon Shea collects more than three hundred of the English language's most disgusting, offensive, and obscene words—words that have fallen out of common usage 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), a boss's pleonexia (insane greed), or a buddy's fumosities (ill-smelling vapors from a drunken person's belches)?
Word lovers, chronic insulters, berayers, bescumbers, and bespewers need feel like tongue-tied witlings no more: Finding the correct, keck-inspiring word just got a whole lot easier with Depraved English.