Put Downs

Put Downs

A Collection of Acid Wit

Book - 2004
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These are the corrosive lines that were meant to cause offence, to squash the subject like a bug under foot. The words come from a wide variety of sources: historical quotes begin with the Romans; political ripostes date from the 19th century and sock it to the present power elite; musical insults include examples from Beethoven to the Beatles. And there's nastiness for science, TV, and theater; national put-downs; even self-inflicted wounds. Among the zingers:

"That's not writing, that's typing."-- Truman Capote , about Jack Kerouac.

"He's a nice guy, but he played too much football with his helmet off."-- Lyndon B. Johnson on Gerald Ford.
Publisher: New York : PRC Pub., 2004
ISBN: 9781856487221
1856487229
Branch Call Number: 808.882 WAR
Characteristics: 256 p. ; 17 cm

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