Butt Rot & Bottom Gas
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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...more
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by Quirk Books
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Mark Woodland
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
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!
I only wish it had listed what the words meant in slang as well.
Fascinating read.
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