'Utterly delightful and instructive' The Observer 'A hilarious insight into more than 3,000 ways to avoid speaking your mind' Daily Mail 'A little treasure giving details on how euphemisms originated and the sometimes embarrassing reality of phrases currently in use.' Publishing News (May 2007) 'An excellent book, and not just for wordsmiths.' Dorset Echo (September 2007)
Wobbly Bits is the essential guide to polite conversation. Coveringeverything from the politically incorrect to the seriously taboo, thishumorous book offers over 3,000 ways to avoid speaking your mind! Keep this book as your secret weapon (that 'distinguished,cosmetically different person of size' your friend keeps mentioningmight just not be your ideal date!), and you'll never be caught outagain! Subjects covered include crime, sins, sex, the body and its parts,clothing and nakedness, bodily functions and secretions, illness andinjury, old age and death, work, poverty, government and politics,warfare and race. "Utterly delightful and instructive" - The Observer
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
John Ayto is an experienced lexicographer and author of many language titles including A&C Black's Word Origins. He is Chief Etymologist on the Bloomsbury English Dictionary.