The History of Insults: Over 100 Put-Downs, Slights, and Snubs Through the Ages, Compiled by Nathan Joyce
History lessons have never been so hilarious thanks to this collection of insults through the ages - the targets of your barrage of vintage invective won't know what's hit them.
Ever wanted to “air the lungs” (swear) like a cowboy or dreamed of channeling the wit of Shakespeare to deliver that killer put-down to an Elizabethan fustilarian (soundrel)? Are you too much of a Medieval scobberlotcher (lazy person) to realize this ambition? Well, you’re in luck because The History of Insults has some of the finest put-downs of all time - starting with the Ancient Romans and Greeks and working through the centuries to the Jazz Age.
This means you can dish out the best burns to bacon-fed bell swaggers (Fat, loudmouth bullies) to your heart’s content.
As they used to say in 19th-century London, “It’s more than enough to make a stuffed bird laugh!”