The Insult Dictionary
History's Best Slights, Street Talk, and Slang
By Julie Tibbot
Paper over board | 176 pages | 7 1/4 x 7 1/4 x 5/8
US$14.99 | CAN$15.99
Publication Date: 2013-04-18
The perfect book for word buffs of all ages, The Insult Dictionary is organized chronologically by historical period—Ancient Attacks, Medieval Madness, Edgy Elizabethans, Victorian Venom, Jazz Age Jibes, and Cold War Cuts—and includes the fascinating origins of many of the expressions. The book also includes themed sidebars focusing on Pirate Put-Downs, Hobo Huffs, and Cowboy Curses, as well as samplers for words with many different sayings per period. Fun, a little bit lewd, and incredibly informative, this is a must-read for humor fans, history buffs, armchair etymologists, and the most sneaping of breedbates.