Snaps: The African American Art Of Verbal Warfare

Snaps: The African American Art Of Verbal Warfare

by James Percelay, Stephan Dweck, Monteria Ivey
     
 

Snaps is the first book ever to present the funniest, rudes, most creative insults from a unique African-American comic art form. Also known as signifying, joning, and playing the dozens, snapping is as old as the blues and as cutting-edge as hip hop and rap. The book features more than 450 snaps direct from the streets as well as from celebritites. This book will

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Overview

Snaps is the first book ever to present the funniest, rudes, most creative insults from a unique African-American comic art form. Also known as signifying, joning, and playing the dozens, snapping is as old as the blues and as cutting-edge as hip hop and rap. The book features more than 450 snaps direct from the streets as well as from celebritites. This book will make you laugh out loud—and give you verbal ammunition for the next time someone tries to snap on you.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688128968
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.39(d)

Read an Excerpt

Your family is so poor, they go to Kentucky Fried Chicken to lick other people's fingers. — Doug E. Doug

You're so dumb, you leave your fly open in case you have to count to eleven.

Your mother's arms are so hairy, when she walks down the street it looks like she has Buckwheat in a headlock. —Ice-T

Your face is so ugly, it looks like your neck threw up. —Montel Williams

Copyright © 1994 by 2 Bros. & A White Guy, Inc.

Meet the Author

Snaps creator James Percelay is a former television development executive at Hearst Entertainment and film producer at Saturday Night Live. He is the executive producer of Snaps the Movie and is developing a comedy series with Fox.

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