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reesetee commented on the word abecedarian insult
I do love that book, though. :-)
February 4, 2009
bilby commented on the word abecedarian insult
I think smarmy is far worse than saponaceous. And don't the uprighteous render ithyphallic more pointedly as priapic rather than indecent?
But an entertaining jaunt among the invective nonetheless.
sionnach commented on the word abecedarian insult
"Sir, you are an apogenous, bovaristic, coprolalial, dasypygal, excerebrose, facinorous, gnathonic, hircine, ithyphallic, jumentous, kyphotic, labrose, mephitic, napiform, oligophrenial, papuliferous, quisquilian, rebarbative, saponaceous, thersitical, unguinous, ventripotent, wlatsome, xylocephalous, yirning, zoophyte".
Translation: "Sir, you are an impotent, conceited, obscene, hairy-buttocked, brainless, wicked, toadying, goatish, indecent, stable-smelling, hunchbacked, thick-lipped, stinking, turnip-shaped, feeble-minded, pimply, trashy, repellent, smarmy, foul-mouthed, greasy, gluttonous, loathsome, wooden-headed, whining, extremely low form of animal life."
Source: "The Superior Person's Book of Words", by Peter Bowler.
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