Samuel Johnsons Insults: A Compendium of Snubs, Sneers, Slights and Effronteries from the Eighteenth Century Master

Samuel Johnsons Insults: A Compendium of Snubs, Sneers, Slights and Effronteries from the Eighteenth Century Master

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by Jack Lynch
     
 

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Lackbrain, oysterwench, wantwit, clotpoll--Samuel Johnsons famous dictionary of 1755 contained some of the ripest insults in the English language. In Samuel Johnsons Insults, Jack Lynch has compiled more than 300 of the curmudgeonly lexicographers mightiest barbs, along with definitions only the master himself could elucidate.

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Lackbrain, oysterwench, wantwit, clotpoll--Samuel Johnsons famous dictionary of 1755 contained some of the ripest insults in the English language. In Samuel Johnsons Insults, Jack Lynch has compiled more than 300 of the curmudgeonly lexicographers mightiest barbs, along with definitions only the master himself could elucidate.

Word lovers will delight in flexing their linguistic muscles with devilishly descriptive vituperations that pack a wicked punch. Many of these zingers have long lain dormant. Some have even come close to extinction. Now theyre back in all their prickly glory, ready to be relished once more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802719348
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
05/26/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Jack Lynch, a Johnson scholar and professor of English at Rutgers University, is the editor of Samuel Johnsons Dictionary and the author of The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnson.
Jack Lynch is a professor of English at Rutgers University and a Johnson scholar, having studied the great lexicographer for nearly a decade. In addition to his books on Johnson and on Elizabethan England, he has written journal articles and scholarly reviews, and hosts a Web site devoted to these topics at http://andromeda. rutgers.edu/~jlynch/18th/. He is the author of Becoming Shakespeare and Samuel Johnsons Insults and the editor of Samuel Johnsons Dictionary. He lives in Lawrenceville, NJ.

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