The Complete Collectionof Ugly English Words features more than 300 of the ugliest words in the English language, along with their definitions, roots, and (hilarious, gnarly) usage quotes!
J. R. R. Tolkien once said that “cellar door” is the most beautiful phrase in the English language; since then it has received quite a bit of attention from poets and linguists. But what of the ugly words? In this delightfully humorous volume, we celebrate the neglected collection of sounds that make speakers and listeners alike gag for some inexplicable reason: the crepusculars, discharges, and ointments of the world. Too long have these words gone unrecognized, nay, shunned from society. No longer! With The Complete Collectionof Ugly English Words we finally pay proper homage to these disgusting sounding words. With more than 300 atrociously ugly words, there are bound to be a few that you have never even heard before! The Illustrated Compendiumof Ugly English Words not only shows you these words in disgusting detail, it also tells you what they mean! Readers will close this book a little bit smarter (and more revolted) than they were when they picked it up! Like so many great reference books before it, The Illustrated Compendiumof Ugly English Words is organized in alphabetical order, beginning with the ugly As and ending with the nasty Zs!