Dictionary of Uncomfortable Words: What to Avoid Saying in Polite (or Any) Conversation

Dictionary of Uncomfortable Words: What to Avoid Saying in Polite (or Any) Conversation

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by Andrew Witham, Brian Snyder
     
 

Realizing a dictionary was necessary to alert the public, they created The Dictionary of Uncomfortable Words. Each word is followed by a brief explanation of why it makes people uneasy when spoken, such as:
- Abhor: Looks innocuous enough on paper but utterly filthy when spoken aloud.
- Bull: In most circles, this word is merely a prefix. We

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Realizing a dictionary was necessary to alert the public, they created The Dictionary of Uncomfortable Words. Each word is followed by a brief explanation of why it makes people uneasy when spoken, such as:
- Abhor: Looks innocuous enough on paper but utterly filthy when spoken aloud.
- Bull: In most circles, this word is merely a prefix. We prefer the term man-cow."
- Congeal: Just because gooey becomes crusty doesn't mean we want to hear about it.
- Crotch: This word is disturbing even when referring to trees.
- Dingleberry: This is one fruit you don't want to eat.
- Half-cocked: Sounds like a circumcision that went too far.
- Horehound: A drunk with too much money in his pocket on Saturday night."

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ISBN-13:
9781581824278
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.22(w) x 7.06(h) x 0.59(d)

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Guest More than 1 year ago
It is a rare thing to come across a book that makes you laugh out loud the entire time you're reading it, but The Dictionary of Uncomfortable Words is pound-for-pound the funniest book I have ever read. My friends and I have always joked about words that make us giggle like 'Kumquat', 'Moist' and 'Cockpit', but I never realized exactly how MANY words there are that can cause a nervous giggle in a crowd. The authors have compiled about 600 words that really make you laugh, and their 'definitions' for the words are downright hilarious! BUY THIS BOOK and pass it on to a friend when you're done - if you have a sense of humor, both you and they will laugh until milk comes out your nose.