Insults Every Man Should Know

Nick Mamatas - 2011
    Hard-Hitting Insults for Every OccasionIncluding      •  Insulting Someone’s Intelligence      •  Insulting Someone’s Sexual Prowess      •  Insults for the Office      •  Insults on Game Day     •  Insults throughout History     •  Insults from around the WorldPlus insulting gestures, backhanded compliments, comebacks, all the things you should never say about someone's mama, and much more!

L Is for Lollygag: Quirky Words for a Clever Tongue

Molly Glover - 2008
    In this extravaganza of linguistic delights A is for alley-oop, B is for brouhaha, and L is for, well, lollygag! Packed with oodles of tongue-tickling words and a hodgepodge of curious illustrations, fun trivia, and lists within lists, L Is for Lollygag is one humdinger of a dictionary. Huzzah!

Very Nice Ways to Say Very Bad Things: The Unusual Book of Euphemisms

Linda Berdoll - 2003
    A humorous look at euphemisms including pertinent quotes and limericks

The New Uxbridge English Dictionary

Jon Naismith - 2005
    This crafty revision of English vocabulary posits that Platypus should signify “to give your cat pigtails;” that Flemish should mean “rather like snot;” and that Celtic is in fact a prison for fleas. With nearly 600 new definitions, this side-splitting resource pushes the boundaries of the English language to riotous new limits.

A Word A Day: A Romp Through Some of the Most Unusual and Intriguing Words in English

Anu Garg - 2002
    Now at last here's a feast for them and other verbivores. Eat up!-Barbara WallraffSenior Editor at The Atlantic Monthly and author of Word CourtPraise for A Word a Day"AWADies will be familiar with Anu Garg's refreshing approach to words: words are fun and they have fascinating histories. The people who use them have curious stories to tell too, and this collection incorporates some of the correspondence received by the editors at the AWAD site, from advice on how to outsmart your opponent in a duel (or even a truel) to a cluster of your favorite mondegreens."-John Simpson, Chief Editor, Oxford English Dictionary"A banquet of words! Feast and be nourished!"-Richard Lederer, author of The Miracle of LanguageWritten by the founder of the wildly popular A Word A Day Web site (, this collection of unusual, obscure, and exotic English words will delight writers, scholars, crossword puzzlers, and word buffs of every ilk. The words are grouped in intriguing categories that range from "Portmanteaux" to "Words That Make the Spell-Checker Ineffective." each entry includes a concise definition, etymology, and usage example-and many feature fascinating and hilarious commentaries by A Word A Day subscribers and the authors.

Never Let a Fool Kiss You or a Kiss Fool You

Mardy Grothe - 1999
    Kennedy, Victor Hugo, and H. L. Mencken have in common? They all indulged in chiasmus-a literary device in which word order is reversed to hilarious or poignant effect. When Mae West said, "It's not the men in my life, it's the life in my men," she was using chiasmus; when John F. Kennedy said, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country," he was doing the same. Dr. Mardy Grothe has compiled hundreds of examples of chiasmus in this whimsically illustrated collection, bringing this witty and thought-provoking device out of obscurity and into the public imagination.

Excerpts from the 11th edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica

Various - 2016
    We've gathered many of Audible's most popular narrators to bring to life some of the most extraordinary words ever written. 21 words, in fact, carefully selected and arranged alphabetically as in their original source: the 11th edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. We created this enlightening journey from AUDIENCE to LITERATURE because you asked for it. You said you could listen to your favorite narrators read the phone book, bookcase assembly instructions, or a restaurant menu. With this production we've proven that a truly talented narrator can, in fact, take any work and make it extraordinary. Enjoy!The full list of narrators includes:Nick Podehl - AUDIENCECJ Critt - BLACKBALLKaleo Griffith - BLACKMAILKaty Kellgren - BLUNDERBUSS and LEGERDEMAINKevin Pariseau - CHAOSTom Stechschulte - CHAPERONSebastian York - CHEESECassandra Campbell - CHICVictor Bevine - COBEric Michael Summerer - DECOYJohn Lee - ELIXIRSophie Eastlake - ENTHUSIASMTherese Plummer - EPHEBEUM and FIDUCIARYZachary Webber - EPISTAXISPeter Ganim - GERBILLuke Daniels - IMAGINATIONEric Dove - IMITATIONScott Brick - JEALOUSYGregory Salinas - LITERATUREPublic Domain (P)2016 Audible Studios

Depraved and Insulting English

Peter Novobatzky - 2002
    Who hasn't searched for the right word to describe a colleague's maschalephidrosis (runaway armpit perspiration) or a boss's pleonexia (insane greed)? And what better way is there to insult the scombroid landlord (resembling a mackerel) or that tumbrel of a brother-in-law (a person who is drunk to the point of vomiting) than by calling him by his rightful name? A compact compendium of ingenious words for anyone who's been tongue-tied, flabbergasted, or dumbfounded, Depraved and Insulting English supplies the appropriate vocabulary for any occasion. Word lovers, chronic insulters, berayers, bescumbers, and bespewers need fear no more—finding the correct word to wow your friends or silence your enemies just got a whole lot easier.

Uncle John's Old Faithful 30th Anniversary Bathroom Reader (Uncle John's Bathroom Reader #30)

Bathroom Readers' Institute - 2017
    And now this extra-special 30th anniversary edition has everything you've come to expect from the BRI, and more! It's stuffed with 512 pages of all-new articles sure to please everyone, from our longtime readers to newbies alike. You'll get the scoop on the latest "scientific" studies, weird world news, surprising history, and obscure facts. Here's just a sampling of what's in store:From foe to friend: presidential rivals who are buddies now What you never thought to do with those old CDs you have lying around Saddam Hussein revealed…and it's not pretty James Bond author Ian Fleming and his most titillating book titles The creepiest murderabilia that no one would want…except these people The origins of Project Gutenberg and its free e-books All-new editions of our most popular series, including Terrible Typos, Phrase Origins, and You Call This Art? Myths and facts about our friends—nos amis—the French The most horrifying things ever lost or found And much, much more!

Great British Wit

Rosemarie Jarski - 2005
    Thematically covering every subject imaginable, from God to dogs, this collection is the seminal gathering of our national wit and a picture of who we are as a nation - a monument to our monumental silliness.'An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.' George MikesJane Austen, Jo Brand, Craig Brown, Winston Churchill, Alan Clark, Jeremy Clarkson, Billy Connolly, Peter Cook, Tommy Cooper, Stephen Fry, A.A. Gill, Boris Johnson, Samuel Johnson, Maureen Lipman, Spike Milligan, Eric Morecambe, William Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw, Frank Skinner, Sue Townsend, Peter Ustinov, Queen Victoria, Oscar Wilde, P.G. Wodehouse, Victoria Wood and many more.

Cruel Tricks for Dear Friends

Penn Jillette - 1989
    The authors, who appear regularly on "Saturday Night Live", "The David Letterman Show" and "Tonight", will tour 11 cities.

Dirty Japanese: Everyday Slang from "What's Up?" to "F*%# Off!"

Matt Fargo - 2006
    GET D!RTYNext time you’re traveling or just chattin’ in Japanese with your friends, drop the textbook formality and bust out with expressions they never teach you in school, including:•Cool slang•Funny insults•Explicit sex terms•Raw swear wordsDirty Japanese teaches the casual expressions heard every day on the streets of Japan:What's up?Ossu?How's it hanging?Choshi doyo?I'm smashed.Beron beron ni nattekita.I love ginormous tits.Kyo'nyu daiskui.Wanna try a threesome?Yatte miyo ka sanpi?I gotta take a leak.Shonben shite.He's such an asshole.Aitsu wa kanji warui kara.

The Cat In The Hat Dictionary

P.D. Eastman - 1964
    None the less, the book has a serious purpose in that it teaches young children aged three upwards fundamental dictionary skills, without them even realising it. While they laugh at the pictures and look at the words, they are also learning about word and picture association, alphabetical order, word searching, word usage and alliteration, not to mention learning to read. All that from one book!

The Snark Handbook: Insult Edition: Comebacks, Taunts, and Effronteries

Lawrence Dorfman - 2010
    That means that I don’t have to be nice anymore.” So, if you love a good insult, or find yourself the snarkiest wit in the room, then his book is for you. Don’t Worry! Be Snarky!Here Dorfman is in delicious form, dishing it out without any real consequences. Readers will find material to actually use in day-to-day life, including:Streamlined instructions on when and how to mock your peersHow to use retorts with your spouse and childrenHow our late, great ancestors used insults throughout history.And much more!This is not a mere collection of quotations. Dorfman speaks directly to his audience, serving as teacher, ringleader, and historian. After all, not all insults are snarky, and not all snark is insulting. It takes a certain genius to define and navigate the fine line between idiotic commentary and intelligent snark, a genius that has been isolated and packaged with aplomb in the Snark Handbook: Insult Edition.

Merde!: The Real French You Were Never Taught at School

Geneviève - 1984
    This real-life resource is for anyone who remembers thumbing through English/French dictionaries for such words as "toilet paper" and "damn," as well as for the far more interesting, titillating terms that would never be used in polite conversation. But real French isn't spoken with the intent of being polite... With epithets for every occasion, a range of colorful idioms, and a wealth of come-ons and put-downs, this is the only language book you'll need to prepare for a trip to the city of lights.