The History of Insults : Over 100 Put-Downs, Slights, and Snubs Through the Ages, Hardback Book

The History of Insults : Over 100 Put-Downs, Slights, and Snubs Through the Ages Hardback

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History lessons have never been so hilarious thanks to this collection of insults through the ages - the targets of your barrage of vintage invective won't know what's hit them. Ever wanted to "air the lungs (1)" like a cowboy or dreamed of channeling the wit of Shakespeare to deliver that killer put-down to an Elizabethan fustilarian (2)?

Are you too much of a Medieval scobberlotcher (3) to realise this ambition?

Well, you're in luck because The History of Insults has some of the finest put-downs of all time - starting with the Ancient Romans and Greeks and working through the centuries to the Jazz Age.

This means you can dish out the best burns to bacon-fed bell swaggers (4) to your heart's content.

As they used to say in 19th-century London, "It's more than enough to make a stuffed bird laugh!"(1) Swear; (2) Scoundrel; (3) Lazy person; (4) Fat, loudmouth bullies

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 64 pages, 40 black and white and col illustrations
  • Publisher: Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Humour collections & anthologies
  • ISBN: 9781911026303

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