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Roger's Profanisaurus

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From the playground to the boardroom, this lexicon of bad language makes, arguably, a more important contribution to the everyday vocabulary of the British Isles than the Oxford dictionary. Now, with over 10,000 entries, this edition features the latest in expletives, sexual obscenities and lavatorial euphemisms.
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Published October 20th 1998 by John Brown Publishing Ltd
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Todd N
Nov 26, 2011 Todd N rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Every great man has a source of solace that they turn to in troubled times: Thoreau had Walden, Machiavelli had Livy's History Of Rome, Fonzie had Arnold's Drive-In, and I have Roger's Profanisaurus Rex.

When the vicissitudes of life begin to wear on me, I find it refreshes my mind to peruse and contemplate definitions such as Jehovah's stiffness (a lasting erection that appears at an inopportune time), gentleman's relish (an exceedingly polite term for jizz), and German cornflake (a scab from ge
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Ray
Feb 20, 2011 Ray rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is a wonderful book. Inventive, profane, funny, educative, sarcastic, ironic - and all in a huge slab of a book that really will break the cistern.

Not for everyone - the profanity will put some people off - but definitely a good read.

I keep it in my smaller library and dip in and out at leisure whilst driving from the ladies tee.
Ian
Mar 04, 2013 Ian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Can one ever be said to have completed the Profanisaurus?

I have read the contributions over the years in the magazine and on the website - if you like VIZ, have the sense of humor of a six year old and enjoy annoying your partner by laughing in bed, then this deserves a place on your bedside table.
Robert Brokenmouth
The astonishing thing is that these words and phrases are in current actual use, not just in internet land. Vivid stuff, not for the faint hearted. Find out what a night-watchman really is.
Adam
Jan 20, 2012 Adam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How could this not be a 5-star review? - It's 624 pages of Roger's Profanisaurus. Endless joy.
Monty Milne
Mar 22, 2015 Monty Milne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is verbally inventive, smutty, puerile, and amusing. At least to me. The blend of clever literary, historical or cultural references with the lowest forms of sexual or lavatorial humour appeals to my inner schoolboy/undergraduate. So for example a turd waiting to be delivered is described as -

"Ethelbrown the Ready, a Pretender to the Porcelain Throne"

And here is a definition which also encapsulates the style of the whole:

Hatchback. n. A woman with prominent buttocks. "..Look at the ar
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Sam
Oct 15, 2011 Sam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is crude, rude school boy humour at its best (worst) that pulls together all the words and terms uncovered and created by Viz. This is not one for those who are easily offended but if you like gutter humour this is the book for you. Set out like a 'proper' dictionary this is an easy reference book that can be picked up at any time.
Helen Marquis
Sep 30, 2015 Helen Marquis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Obviously the best book ever written. Personal favourites? Mumblers, Lego Hands and Jehovah's Wetness. Guaranteed laughs every time you open it up.
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