Here is a cornucopia of peculiar appetites, unusual afflictions, unseemly secretions, ill-advised habits and strange farm practices. This must be the most disgusting and hilarious word book ever published.
All things scatalogical are included, as are medical references for obscure ailments (fear of beautiful women is one of the ailments!!!).
There are also a cornucopia of words relating to bodily functions, or indeed bodily mis-functions.
Anyone interested in language, or indeed anyone who would love to extend their vocabulary to include these wonderful words with the grossest of meanings will love this book.
This is a fantastic little book which I would have no hesitation in recommending
It's a small book, with big type, lots of white space and illustrations, so there aren't really that many words here. And the authors therefore felt the need to pad it further with sample sentences showing the words in "humorous" context. These examples were almost always predictable and rarely added anything to the definition.
"beray /bee RAY/ v. - To splatter with feces. 'After getting berayed yet again, Ted the zookeeper made a grim vow: one day he would get even with those damn monkeys.'"
Did you laugh? I didn't.
This book is all very tasteful and proper - the illustrations are 18th century etchings, the representative characters all named Percy and Roderick - and I found this decidedly boring.
For my money, the British "Roger's Profanisaurus" (available at Amazon.co.uk) left this stilted volume in the dust.