The History of Insults

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

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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
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Product details

  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 123 x 186 x 10.16mm | 212g
  • Dog 'n' Bone
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 40 black and white and col illustrations
  • 1911026305
  • 9781911026303
  • 996,116

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