Depraved and Insulting EnglishDepraved and Insulting English



Author: Peter Novobatzky

Publisher: Mariner Books

ISBN: 0156011492

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Page: 256

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A humorous compendium of unsavory, offensive, and off-color words offers pronunciation, definitions, example sentences, and commentary on English vocabulary meant to insult and ridicule those on the outskirts of mainstream society or who exhibit unpleasant characteristics. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Insulting EnglishInsulting English



Yes, Insulting English is a user's guide to little-known and much-needed words that include: Gubbertush: Buck-toothed person Hogminny: A depraved young woman Nihilarian: Person with a meaningless job Pursy: Fat and short of breath Scombroid ...

Author: Peter Novobatzky

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429979009

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At last, a compendium of ingeniously insulting words for every occasion. For anyone who's been stymied by the level of sloth, bad looks and low intelligence of his fellow man (and woman), help is on the way. You can't change the tiresome creatures around you, but now you can describe them behind their backs with pleasing specificity. Yes, Insulting English is a user's guide to little-known and much-needed words that include: Gubbertush: Buck-toothed person Hogminny: A depraved young woman Nihilarian: Person with a meaningless job Pursy: Fat and short of breath Scombroid: Resembling a mackerel Tumbrel: A person who is drunk to the point of vomiting These and many other gems from our colorful mother tongue are collected on these pages. Now every gink, knipperdollin, and grizely dunderwhelp can be called by his rightful name.

Bad EnglishBad English



Filled with historic and contemporary examples, the book chronicles the long and entertaining history of language mistakes, and features some of our most common words and phrases, including: Decimate Hopefully Enormity That/which ...

Author: Ammon Shea

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101625521

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Page: 272

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The author of Reading the OED presents an eye-opening look at language “mistakes” and how they came to be accepted as correct—or not. English is a glorious mess of a language, cobbled together from a wide variety of sources and syntaxes, and changing over time with popular usage. Many of the words and usages we embrace as standard and correct today were at first considered slang, impolite, or just plain wrong. Whether you consider yourself a stickler, a nitpicker, or a rule-breaker in the know, Bad English is sure to enlighten, enrage, and perhaps even inspire. Filled with historic and contemporary examples, the book chronicles the long and entertaining history of language mistakes, and features some of our most common words and phrases, including: Decimate Hopefully Enormity That/which Enervate/energize Bemuse/amuse Literally/figuratively Ain’t Irregardless Socialist OMG Stupider Lively, surprising, funny, and delightfully readable, this is a book that will settle arguments among word lovers—and it’s sure to start a few, too.

Reading the OEDReading the OED



An obsessive word lover provides an account of the year he spent reading the Oxford English Dictionary cover to cover, offering a selection of obscure and offbeat vocabulary gems he discovered along the way.

Author: Ammon Shea

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399533982

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Page: 223

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An obsessive word lover provides an account of the year he spent reading the Oxford English Dictionary cover to cover, offering a selection of obscure and offbeat vocabulary gems he discovered along the way.

The Phone BookThe Phone Book



Yes, the phone book. With his signature combination of humor, curiosity, and passion for combing the dustbins of history, Shea offers readers a guided tour into the surprising, strange, and often hilarious history of the humble phone book.

Author: Ammon Shea

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101444115

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Page: 240

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Read Ammon Shea's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community. A surprising, lively, and rich history of that ubiquitous doorstop that most of us take for granted. Ammon Shea is not your typical thirtysomething book enthusiast. After reading the Oxford English Dictionary from cover to cover (and living to write about it in Reading the OED), what classic, familiar, but little-read book would he turn to next? Yes, the phone book. With his signature combination of humor, curiosity, and passion for combing the dustbins of history, Shea offers readers a guided tour into the surprising, strange, and often hilarious history of the humble phone book. From the first printed version in 1878 (it had fifty listings and no numbers) to the phone book's role in presidential elections, Supreme Court rulings, Senate filibusters, abstract art, subversive poetry, circus sideshows, criminal investigations, mental-health diagnoses, and much more, this surprising volume reveals a rich and colorful story that has never been told-until now.

Depraved EnglishDepraved English



In fact, the English language abounds in obscure—and hilarious—sexual,
insulting, and disgusting words. Marvelouswords, like bescumber, merkin, and
pizzle,that most educated people have never heard of. Todate, no one has
written a ...

Author: Peter Novobatzky

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466875449

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Page: 164

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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.

Library JournalLibrary Journal



Hook claims that by the 1930s lishmen in that strait - laced era , Graves had
Depraved and Insulting English . Fitzgerald seemed stymied as a novelist gone
from same - sex crushes on school Harvest : Harcourt . Aug. 2002. c.272p .
because of ...

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A Chinese and English dictionary A Chinese and English dictionary



R . 6 ) , which lui , to scold , to blame ; to defame , to vilify ; to accuse falsely ; 1 , to
slander ; 1 , to insult , to reproach ; , to implicate and injure ; |誤, to calumniate ;「
許, to reprove to one ' s face ; , lying slander ; i , to defame ; read tik , , depraved ...

Author: William Lobscheid

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ISBN: ONB:+Z226579809

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English Historical PragmaticsEnglish Historical Pragmatics



The term villain is 'a very serious insult demanding reprisal, carrying not only the
sense of “depraved scoundrel” but undertones of “low-born fellow” (= villein)' (
Evans 2003: 137). This falls under Culpeper's (1996: 358) positive impoliteness ...

Author: Andreas Jucker

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748686414

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Page: 224

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Providing an ideal introduction to historical pragmatics, this guide gives students a solid grounding in historical pragmatics and teaches the methodology needed to analyse language in social, cultural and historical contexts. Using a number of case studies including politeness, news discourse, and scientific discourse, this book provides new insights into the analysis of discourse markers, interjections, terms of address and speech acts. Through focusing on the methodological problems in using historical data, students learn the key concepts in historical pragmatics, as well as covering recent work at the interface of between language and literature.

Toward a Rhetoric of InsultToward a Rhetoric of Insult



... “Eberschwein” of the Flugschriften, symbol of savagery and depravity alike)
and a goat (depravity, sexual appetites, etc.; Matthew 25:32, ... In short, we have
here a compendium of insults by way of animal imagery, all of which are
amplified upon in the text printed below the illustration. ... Much of that had little to
do with Reform, as such, but had much to do with English politics, a prominent
motif of which ...

Author: Thomas Conley

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226114798

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From high school cafeterias to the floor of Congress, insult is a truly universal and ubiquitous cultural practice with a long and earthy history. And yet, this most human of human behaviors has rarely been the subject of organized and comprehensive attention—until Toward a Rhetoric of Insult. Viewed through the lens of the study of rhetoric, insult, Thomas M. Conley argues, is revealed as at once antisocial and crucial for human relations, both divisive and unifying. Explaining how this works and what exactly makes up a rhetoric of insult prompts Conley to range across the vast and splendidly colorful history of offense. Taking in Monty Python, Shakespeare, Eminem, Cicero, Henry Ford, and the Latin poet Martial, Conley breaks down various types of insults, examines the importance of audience, and explores the benign side of abuse. In doing so, Conley initiates readers into the world of insult appreciation, enabling us to regard insults not solely as means of expressing enmity or disdain, but as fascinating aspects of human interaction.

The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register for British and Foreign India China and AustraliaThe Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register for British and Foreign India China and Australia



ciations : “ We have lately seen a proclamation posted against the English
Company's On the foregoing being presented by a factory ... Mr. Baynes re
taining groundless expressions of insult to plied with great dignity and feeling , as
foreign merchants , and falsely ... for the trying circumstances inferior and
depraved class of persons , in which we are placed ; we are consoled ignorant of
the principles of ...

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Notes on English Divines Bedell Baxter Leighton Sherlock Waterland Skelton Andrew Fuller Whitaker Oxlee A barrister s hints Davison Irving NobleNotes on English Divines Bedell Baxter Leighton Sherlock Waterland Skelton Andrew Fuller Whitaker Oxlee A barrister s hints Davison Irving Noble



The complaints of the profligacy of servants of every class , and of the depravity of
the times , are in every body's hearing ... who are always ready enough to neglect
their moral duties , to despise and insult those by whom they are taught .

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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ISBN: UCSD:31822043009174

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Lives of the Queens of Scotland and English PrincessesLives of the Queens of Scotland and English Princesses



... and classed with the most depraved offenders against the moral law, to depart
the town, under the penalties of being set on the market cross for six hours,
subjected to all the insults and indignities which the rabble might think proper to
inflict, ...

Author: Agnes Strickland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108026123

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Page: 388

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Volume 3 (1852) of this pioneering work focuses on Mary Stuart's childhood in France and her return to Scotland.

Lives of the Queens of Scotland and English Princesses Mary StuartLives of the Queens of Scotland and English Princesses Mary Stuart



... they designated by the offensive appellation of idolaters , and classed with the
most depraved offenders against the moral law , to depart the town , under the
penalties of being set on the market cross for six hours , subjected to all the
insults ...

Author: Agnes Strickland

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ISBN: HARVARD:HNZVWF

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Lives of the Queens of Scotland and English Princesses Connected with the Regal Succession of Great BritainLives of the Queens of Scotland and English Princesses Connected with the Regal Succession of Great Britain



... they designated by the offensive appellation of idolaters , and classed with the
most depraved offenders against the moral law , to depart the town , under the
penalties of being set on the market cross for six hours , subjected to all the
insults ...

Author: Agnes Strickland

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433075899496

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The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and ArtThe Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art



that , within an hour , every Mahometan within reach will which clashes with the
general interests of the empire . take arms to avenge the insult . English officials
are always Malcontents at home and critics abroad will doubtless accuse
compelled , on these occasions , to ... by fanaticism ; and as even the most
depraved of Oriental is the noblest instance on record of an administration
carried despots can ...

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