Put Downs: A Collection of Acid Wit

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These are the corrosive lines that were meant to cause offence, to squash the subject like a bug under foot. The words come from a wide variety of sources: historical quotes begin with the Romans; political ripostes date from the 19th century and sock it to the present power elite; musical insults include examples from Beethoven to the Beatles. And there's nastiness for science, TV, and theater; national put-downs; even self-inflicted wounds. Among the zingers: That's not writing, that's typing.--Truman Capote, about Jack ...

Put Downs: A Collection of Acid Wit 2004, PRC Publishing, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781856487221

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