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Butt Rot & Bottom Gas

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butt rot /b@t rät/ n. a fungal disease affecting the butt, or base, of a tree
bot•tom gas /bä2-t@m gas/ n. a type of breathing gas carried in portable tanks and inhaled by under-water divers

The English language is full of words that sound obscene but aren’t. Words like arsole (an organic chemical compound), crack spread (a calculation showing theoretical market values of
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Hardcover, 112 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by Quirk Books
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Mark Woodland
Jul 28, 2011 Mark Woodland rated it did not like it
This book is just plain disappointing; my only consolation is that it was a gift, therefore I didn't pay for it. The cover sounds promising for a bit of very light, silly reading: A book of misunderstood or easily misconstrued phrases. The title implies that there's going to be some low humor involved, and every now & then, a little low humor is just what's called for after reading something wretched like the newspaper. Unfortunately, the book is just a dictionary; it lists simply the word o ...more
Jerry Smith
Apr 23, 2010 Jerry Smith rated it liked it
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Attracted by the title and some amusing words here but it is jsut to dip into really - what it says, simply a definition of words that sound somewhat risque and amusing but are not!
Lesly
Dec 01, 2010 Lesly rated it liked it
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I only wish it had listed what the words meant in slang as well.
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Nov 03, 2008 Michael rated it really liked it
Fascinating read.
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