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  • "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.

    February 4, 2009

  • 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.

    February 4, 2009

  • I do love that book, though. :-)

    February 4, 2009