From the Back Cover
Here are 2467 examples of verbal perfume. Nigel Rees, one of Britain's best-known commentators on popular language, has ranged far and wide to collect and comment on this huge selection of euphemisms - those expressions which so inventively display the art of mincing words and white resolutely avoid calling a spade a spade.
From the politically correct to the highly incorrect, A Man About a Dog goes in ruthless pursuit of the coy, the prudish, the obfuscatory and blatant reshaping of the truth. So, whether you wish to 'discuss Ugandan affairs' with someone, or have issues with your 'ambient replenishment assistant' when you go shopping or need to work on your 'terminological inexactitude' when you ring in sick to work, this wonderful book with guide, illuminate and entertain along the way.
About the Author
Nigel Rees is a leading authority on the use of well-known phrases and sayings. As a broadcaster, he is best-known as the deviser and presenter of BBC Radio's Quote…Unquote.
As an author, he has written many books devoted to quotations and aspects of the popular use of the English language, always emphasizing the humour in his subject.