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Awa' an' Bile Yer Heid!: Scottish Curses and Insults

Awa' an' Bile Yer Heid!: Scottish Curses and Insults

by David Ross, Rupert Besley
     
 

David Ross has produced an eclectic and hilarious collection of thematically arranged Scottish insults and abuse which has been wonderfully illustrated throughout by Rupert Besley. The best insults, according to the author, occupy an indefinite space between wit and abuse, containing elements of both to varying degrees; they must always sting the victim, or else

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David Ross has produced an eclectic and hilarious collection of thematically arranged Scottish insults and abuse which has been wonderfully illustrated throughout by Rupert Besley. The best insults, according to the author, occupy an indefinite space between wit and abuse, containing elements of both to varying degrees; they must always sting the victim, or else they are a failure. This book is full of rich and expressive examples of invectives for all occasions from all over Scotland which have been passed down through the centuries or have emerged in modern times, proving that clever insults are infinitely more amusing and memorable than good jokes. If you don't like it, awa' an' bile yer heid!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841585949
Publisher:
Birlinn, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Pages:
246
Sales rank:
1,033,990
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

David Ross is the author of numerous books on Scottish history and culture, including Scottish Quotations and From Scenes Like These: Scottish Anecdotes and Episodes, both published by Birlinn. Originally from Dingwall, he was educated at St Andrews and currently lives near Hereford.

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