How to Swear Around the World

How to Swear Around the World

eBook - 2012
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Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2012.
ISBN: 9781452121833
1452121834
Characteristics: 1 online resource (126 p.) : ill.
Additional Contributors: Triumph, Toby
Chronicle Books (Firm)
Contents: The motherlode
Everyday oaths and exclamations
The world's best idiomatic insults and oaths
Animals around the world
Curses and maledictions
Fighting words
Global scatology 101 and naughty bits.

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KCLSRecommends Mar 07, 2014

The ideal book for lovers of words AND travel! Sacher has collected curses & threats in at least a dozen different languages, both foul and colorful -- including phonetic pronunciation so you can make sure you're saying it correctly!
So, for instance -- to choose from some of the less profane examples -- if you were in Portugal and you wanted someone to stop bothering you, instead of "Get lost!" you might say (in Portuguese): "Go comb a monkey's hair!"
And if you have a useless, impossible task in Russia, you might refer to it as "like throwing peas against the wall!"
And if you think your Norwegian friend is acting crazy, you could say, "Have you been smoking your socks?!"
Or, one way to insult an Arabic speaker is by saying, "He deserves to be hit by 60 shoes!"
Fortunately, the book contains a final chapter, or Epilogue, with parting words: all the ways to say "I am sorry" in many different languages!
Now, enough of this: go wash your mouth out with soap!

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