X-Treme Latin: All the Latin You Need to Know for Survival in the 21st Century

X-Treme Latin: All the Latin You Need to Know for Survival in the 21st Century

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By (author) Henry Beard

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  • Publisher: GOTHAM BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 186mm x 12mm | 100g
  • Publication date: 3 March 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 159240104X
  • ISBN 13: 9781592401048
  • Edition: Bilingual edition
  • Edition statement: Bilingual, Reprint
  • Sales rank: 203,934

Product description

In staff meetings and singles bars, on freeways and fairways, there are aggravating people lurking everywhere these days. But bestselling humorist Henry Beard has the perfect comeback for all prickly situations, offering a slew of quips your nemesis won't soon forget . . . or even understand.Beard's gift is his ability to make fun of popular culture and the current zeitgeist. In "X-Treme Latin" he provides Latin with an attitude, an indispensable phrasebook that taps the secret power of Latin to deliver, in total safety, hundreds of impeccable put-downs, comebacks, and wisecracks. Within its pages you will learn how to insult or fire coworkers; blame corporate scandals on someone else; cheer at a World Wrestling Entertainment match; talk back to your computer, TV, or Game Boy; deal with your road rage; evade threatening situations; snowboard in style; talk like Tony Soprano; and much more.With dozens more zingers for quashing e-mail pranks, psyching out your golf opponent, giving backhanded compliments, and evading awkward questions, "X-Treme Latin" is destined for magnus popularity and will have readers cheering, ""Celebremus!""

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Author information

Henry Beard founded the National Lampoon along with Doug Kenney and Rob Hoffmann. Prior to National Lampoon, Beard collaborated with Kenney at the Harvard Lampoon during the late 1960s, producing nationally distributed parodies of Life and Time magazines and a book-length parody of The Lord of the Rings called Bored of the Rings. Since leaving National Lampoon, Beard has authored and co-authored over 30 humor books.

Table of contents

X-Treme LatinI. Beginning Latin A Little Story Latin Aptitude Test Romulus and Remus Jokes The Legion of Superheroes T-Shirt Slogans Bumper Stickers Reality TV Hardball Talk Shows Ultimate Sports Trash Talk in the Colosseum Spring Break Country Music Favorites Chilling Out Graffiti Road Rage Air Rage Warning Labels II. Intermediate Latin Caesar's PowerPoint Presentation Top 10 Reasons to Live in the Time of the Caesars That Old-Time Religion Mob Banter New Age Discourse Hollywood Latin Sushi Bar Chitchat Computer Language Car Talk B.S. Small Talk during a Colonoscopy Medical Confab Homeland Security Useful Phrases for Barbarian Evildoers Game Boy Chatter Modern Vatican Latin Learned Latin for Lovers Classical Kiss-offs III. Advanced Latin Useful Syntax You Know You May Be a Roman If... Restaurant 'Tude Winespeak The Bestseller List Latin for Trekkies Attack Ads Business Latin Furat Emptor Jury Duty Stealth Latin Stealth Latin for Golfers Bad Latin, the Dirty Dozen