The Perfect Insult for Every Occasion: Lady Snark's Guide to Common Discourtesy

The Perfect Insult for Every Occasion: Lady Snark's Guide to Common Discourtesy

by A.C. Kemp

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The Perfect Insult for Every Occasion: Lady Snark's Guide to Common Discourtesy by A.C. Kemp

Forget apologies and excuses-sometimes, a well-spoken insult is the proper response. And now, with a cigarette in one hand and a martini in the other, fictional socialite Lady Arabella Snark (aka linguist A. C. Kemp) shows you how to use malicious language and stinging zingers to your advantage.

With just the right amount of pomp and humor, Lady Snark offers essential advice for gaining the upper hand at school, work, parties, and family reunions, including how to:

  • Defend yourself against know-it-alls
  • Answer rude questions in an equally rude manner
  • Deliver impeccable insults
  • Master weird and obscure put-downs
From dealing with drunks to sabotaging your husband's mistress, The Perfect Insult for Every Occasion is a funny and offbeat tour of the dark side of manners. Aggravating coworkers, nasty neighbors, mean in-laws? They're all rendered powerless when you have the perfect comeback-for any situation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598693270
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
Publication date: 03/01/2008
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

Etiquette expert Lady Snark grew to fame through her deportment class for inmates at the Haverford Women's Correctional Facility. Once a world traveler, the much-widowed and twice-incarcerated authoress now lives year round in Bar Harbor, as the conditions of her parole prevent her from leaving the excruciatingly dull state of Maine.

A.C. Kemp is the director of the award-winning American slang website slangcity.com, and her innovative classes on slang and American culture have been profiled in The Boston Globe and The Christian Science Monitor. She is a lecturer in Foreign Languages and Literatures at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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