Peter Novobatsky Depraved English

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Depraved English

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This unusual and unputdownable little volume collects more than 300 of the English language's most disgusting, offensive and obscene words - words that have fallen out of common usage and that you've probably never heard, but will never forget once you do. Here is a cornucopia of peculiar appetites, unusual afflictions, unseemly secretions, ill-advised habits and strange farm practices. Who hasn't searched for the right word to describe a colleague's maschalephidrosis (runaway armpit perspiration), a boss' pleonexia (insane greed) or a friend's fumosities (ill-smelling vapours from a drunken person's belches)? "Depraved English" is the filthiest and most hilarious word book ever.

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My husband--I am not pleased to say--and a college friend used to get a lot of mileage out of the fact that they were the only two people on earth who seemed to know the meaning of the word callipygian ("having nicely shaped buttocks"). If only Depraved English had been available to them then, they would have had a whole lexicon for their agastopia ("the admiration of a part of someone's body"). But this book isn't just for those who are pygophilous-er, "fond of buttocks." It's the best source out there when you're looking for that special word to describe the involuntary blurting of animal noises (aboiement) or the spit-out juice from chewing tobacco (ambeer). It's also invaluable when you're looking for that perfect term to describe someone who has deep cleavage (bathycolpian), is prone to farting (bdolotic), or has runaway armpit perspiration (maschalephidrosis). Just don't let it fall into the hands of some gambrinous ("full of beer"), college-age gynopipers (they who "stare lewdly at women"). --Jane Steinberg

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Here are a few of the less revolting actual English words collected between the covers of Depraved English:

Agrexophrenia (n.) Inability to perform sexually for fear of being overheard

Dasypygal (adj.) Having hairy buttocks

Jumentous (adj.) Smelling like horse urine

Snurt (v.) To eject mucus from the nose when sneezing

Trocar (n.) A hollow tube for releasing trapped gas from the bowels of cattle

Xysma (n.) ...don't ask

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