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Uglier than a monkey's armpit

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Whether borne out of surprise, anger, passion or humour, curses and insults make up some of the most colourful and profound phrases in a language, offering insight into cultural mores and a greater understanding of the most fundamental social and personal taboos. For Uglier Than a Monkey's Armpit word expert Dr Vanderplank has scoured the world looking for the most interesting, insightful and expressive invective from over forty languages. From the common German expletive Verdammt! (meaning simply 'Damned') to the more vulgar Great Hungarian Curse lofasz a seggedbe! (see page 66), there is a phrase or word here to capture any hot-tempered mood. Arranged by language, containing pointers on gestures and beautifully illustrated throughout, Uglier Than a Monkey's Armpit. (a Spanish phrase to avoid) will equip you with the vocabulary to amuse, shock, offend and let off steam, wherever you happen to be. Organized by language for an overview of each culture's favoured profanities, this beautifully illustrated volume - put together by language experts from around the world - is an essential reference to the brilliantly inventive, funny, scorchingly insulting words you won't learn in a language class...

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Author(s):
Dr Robert Vanderplank
Condition:
New
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0752226487
ISBN-13:
9780752226484
Number of pages:
128
Publisher:
Boxtree
Title:
Uglier than a monkey's armpit

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Whether borne out of surprise, anger, passion or humour, curses and insults make up some of the most colourful and profound phrases in a language, offering insight into cultural mores and a greater understanding of the most fundamental social and personal taboos. For Uglier Than a Monkey's Armpit word expert Dr Vanderplank has scoured the world looking for the most interesting, insightful and expressive invective from over forty languages. From the common German expletive Verdammt! (meaning simply 'Damned') to the more vulgar Great Hungarian Curse lofasz a seggedbe! (see page 66), there is a phrase or word here to capture any hot-tempered mood. Arranged by language, containing pointers on gestures and beautifully illustrated throughout, Uglier Than a Monkey's Armpit. (a Spanish phrase to avoid) will equip you with the vocabulary to amuse, shock, offend and let off steam, wherever you happen to be. Organized by language for an overview of each culture's favoured profanities, this beautifully illustrated volume - put together by language experts from around the world - is an essential reference to the brilliantly inventive, funny, scorchingly insulting words you won't learn in a language class...

Author(s):
Dr Robert Vanderplank
Condition:
New
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0752226487
ISBN-13:
9780752226484
Number of pages:
128
Publisher:
Boxtree
Title:
Uglier than a monkey's armpit

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