The History of Insults : Over 100 Put-Downs, Slights, and Snubs Through the Ages Hardback
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
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 64 pages, 40 black and white and col illustrations
- Publisher: Ryland, Peters & Small Ltd
- Publication Date: 10/08/2017
- Category: Humour collections & anthologies
- ISBN: 9781911026303