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How to Swear Around the World
     

How to Swear Around the World

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by Jay Sacher, Toby Triumph (Illustrator)
 

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This essential phrasebook collects the most colorful, explicit, and outrageous ways to tell people off in every part of the world. Featuring dozens of different languages, the sayings range from everyday swears to family curses to expressions for X-rated relations with animals. Phonetic pronunciation is provided so that readers can curse like a native, and handy

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This essential phrasebook collects the most colorful, explicit, and outrageous ways to tell people off in every part of the world. Featuring dozens of different languages, the sayings range from everyday swears to family curses to expressions for X-rated relations with animals. Phonetic pronunciation is provided so that readers can curse like a native, and handy illustrations provide visual guides to these foreign exclamations. Perfect for the international traveler who may need to wish an enemy a painful death, insult a person's grandmother, or accuse someone's mother of having intimate relations with bears in the forest.

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"Let's face it, traveling around the world costs a bucketload of money. We'd all love to be globetrotters, but, unfortunately, the closest most people get to seeing foreign countries is movies and photos on Facebook. Thankfully, Jason Sacher is here to ease the pain. What's the next best thing to visiting exotic locales? Learning how to say "Your mother is a cow!" in Turkish ("Annen big inek!"). And, of course, telling someone "Fuck your mother!" in Burmese ("Minn may minn lo!"). As useful as it is hilarious, Sacher's How to Swear Around the World teaches readers all kinds of vulgar phrases in dozens of different languages. Feel free to call Expedia and curse out their airfare prices using any of the book's quotes."
—Complex.com

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452110875
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
09/19/2012
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
157,291
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Jason Sacher is a Maine-based writer.

Toby Triumph is an illustrator from the north of England, currently based in London.

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How to Swear Around the World 2.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Obviously the offended people out there have never traveled -- I want to know if someone else is cursing at me. I'll use it in self-defense!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not only a book for a good laugh, but also a must for traveling out of the country! You learn how to insult your hosts in many different countries with aplomb. Keep the ugly American stereotypes alive as you tell off various non-English speaking people in their own languages. Nice job Mr.'s Sacher & Triumph!
lisafios More than 1 year ago
Terrific explanations and lighthearted sidebars make this book a highly entertaining romp through the seamy side of language. Sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, this brief work is worth the read.
flamingoshirl More than 1 year ago
This book does do what the title promises. I would have preferred it arranged by language, rather than swear-word-purpose, so I could study, for example, all the things I want to use next time I'm in France without having to wade through Swaziland and Latvia at the same time. It would also be great, as I read it on my Nook, to have audio pronunciation guidelines (although probably you would not want to use that in public!)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very thorough
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hilariously vulgar. Not for kids!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not evreything has to be educational.
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WTE-K More than 1 year ago
I thought that this would be a great book since I think it helps you understand a culture to know how they use profanity. I was massively disappointed, however, to find out that there really isn't any sort of pronunciation guide for the different languages. Everything is written in Latin letters, but nothing explains how you should say the letters. It's very frustrating.
Lordloveaduck More than 1 year ago
Just lame.  Don't bother.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More soccer moms are offended on the nook store. Someone get me the popcorn, this is gonna be good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Doremus More than 1 year ago
I remember when the Nook Daily Deals used to be well-written. Chronicle Books? Seriously?
bloomingtonbabe More than 1 year ago
Why the oveereaction? I don't like this either, but it is just the Nook "Deal of the Day". I glance at them, buy them if I want them (not too often) and if not, I forget them. The will be a new book tomorrow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
B&N give it up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Swearing - it truly shows a person's lack of education.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really? This is what is offered? A book on how to swear? What a winner. Totally repulsive and offensive.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keep this up BN and you will be filing...
SueWho More than 1 year ago
Thanks, but no thanks... Just what the world needs--more lessons in incivility.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't think this type of book is appropriate to offer for the "deal of the day"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Are you serious. I'm very disappointed that B&N would even offer this junk. :-( -0 stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why would this be the free book of the day? Nook has offered some very poor choices, but this is an all time low in the year I've had my nook. I would like to think that you think better of your readers!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hate it.