Samuel Johnson's Insults

Samuel Johnson's Insults

A Compendium of Snubs, Sneers, Slights, and Effronteries From the Eighteenth-century Master

Book - 2004
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Lackbrain, oysterwench, wantwit, clotpoll--Samuel Johnson's famous dictionary of 1755 contained some of the ripest insults in the English language. In Samuel Johnson's Insults, Jack Lynch has compiled more than 300 of the curmudgeonly lexicographer's mightiest barbs, along with definitions only the master himself could elucidate.

Word lovers will delight in flexing their linguistic muscles with devilishly descriptive vituperations that pack a wicked punch. Many of these zingers have long lain dormant. Some have even come close to extinction. Now they're back in all their prickly glory, ready to be relished once more.

Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2004.
ISBN: 9780802714282
0802714285
9780802777324
0802777325
Branch Call Number: 828.609 JOHNSON
Characteristics: 113 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lynch, Jack (John T.).

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