X-treme Latin (English and Latin Edition)

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9780755312955: X-treme Latin (English and Latin Edition)
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In X-TREME LATIN bestselling author Henry Beard provides Latin with attitude in an indispensable phrasebook that taps the secret power of Latin to deliver, in total safety, hundreds of impeccable put-downs, comebacks and wisecracks. Tell annoying colleagues to 'Baisa aspidem meam' (kiss my basilisk) or let your friends know what you really think of their boyfriends 'Amicus tuus vir expers rationis est. Alicubi viculus barone suo privatur' (He's a total moron. Somewhere there's a village missing its idiot). Learn Latin mob-speak or New Age discourse, Hollywood Latin or sushi bar chitchat. With dozens of zingers for quashing e-mail pranks, psyching out your golf opponent, giving backhanded compliments and evading awkward questions, X-TREME LATIN has a phrase for every occasion. 'Tete futue'

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Henry Beard is one of America's bestselling humour writers, and is the author of two bestselling Latin laughs, LATIN FOR ALL OCCASIONS and EVEN MORE LATIN FOR ALL OCCASIONS. He lives in New York.

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'Funny and educational' -- Guardian 20040911 'The perfect gift for the discriminating linguist' -- Melbourne Age 20041125 'This rollicking read of Latin quips, insults, and general wise-cracking mischief delivers everything you need to intelligently flatten your enemies. Whether you're searching for a comeback in a volley of wits or you're looking for a bitterly biting comment to toss at the motorist who just cut you off, Beard offers a full range of Latin pronouncements' -- The Good Book Guide 20041001 'Sophisticated entertainment' -- Spectator 20041211 'Use it for revenge against lawyers, doctors and botanists' -- Sunday Telegraph 20041205 'Funny and educational' -- The Guardian 20040911 'This rollicking read of Latin quips, insults, and general wise-cracking mischief delivers all you need to intelligently flatten your enemies.' -- The Good Book Guide 20050410 'it is a sophisticated entertainment' -- The Spectator (Bevis Hillier) 20041211

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