Samuel Johnson's Insults: A Compendium of Snubs, Sneers, Slights and Effronteries from the Eighteenth-Century Master

Samuel Johnson's Insults: A Compendium of Snubs, Sneers, Slights and Effronteries from the Eighteenth-Century Master

by Jack Lynch (Editor)
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Samuel Johnson's Insults: A Compendium of Snubs, Sneers, Slights and Effronteries from the Eighteenth-Century Master by Jack Lynch

Lackbrain, oysterwench, wantwit, clotpoll—Samuel Johnson's famous dictionary of 1755 contained some of the ripest insults in the English language. In Samuel Johnson's Insults, Jack Lynch has compiled more than 300 of the curmudgeonly lexicographer's 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 they're back in all their prickly glory, ready to be relished once more.

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ISBN-13: 9780802777324
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication date: 10/01/2005
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 4.94(w) x 6.98(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Jack Lynch, a Johnson scholar and professor of English at Rutgers University, is the editor of Samuel Johnson's Dictionary and the author of The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnson.

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