7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
a great find!,
This review is from: Uglier Than a Monkey's Armpit: Untranslatable insults, put-downs and curses from around the world (Hardcover)
I love the way different languages can say the same thing in such different ways, and this book is a great example of it. The insults themselves are hilarious - you'll laugh out loud - but they also tell a lot about the culture that they come from and what that culture values. Like, did you know that the worst insult in Finnish is to call someone 'unreliable'? I really enjoyed this book and recommend it. If you know anyone who enjoys languages or travel or just clever turns of phrase, this would make a great present.