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The Big Book of Filth: 6500 Sex Slang Words and Phrases

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Visceral, raw, and utterly lewd and rude, these more than 6,500 off-color phrases provide a guided tour of sexual wordscapes. Categories include body parts (men's and women's); states of arousal and frustration; masturbation and orgasm; intercourse in a dazzling variety of positions and occasions; oral sex, kinky sex, gay and bi sex, promiscuity, virginity, prostitution, a ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 1st 2003 by Cassell (first published June 30th 2000)
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Peter
Aug 21, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reference
This was given as a gift along with Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary as some people know I love word books.

If you like reading (who doesn't) and writing (ditto) this book could be useful, basically a dictioary of rude words going as far back as possible
Rogier Ensing
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a must-read for the morally impaired...
Michelle
Jun 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An indispensible book for any writer, this book truly covers it all! Not only does it provide the actual slang word, it also gives the origin! For example, did you know that "snorker" is 1940's Australian slang for the Penis? Or how about "bunghole"?? Did you know it originated way back in the 17th century?! Neither did I. Now you know. And there are 6,498 more where that came from!
Greg Converse
Aug 13, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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(There may be more to this obsession than I realize.)
Stephanie
Aug 28, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who wants to improve their vocabulary
There are many interesting and underutilized words.
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I am a lexicographer, that is a dictionary maker, specialising in slang, about which I have been compiling dictionaries, writing and broadcasting since 1984. I have also written a history of lexicography. After working on my university newspaper I joined the London ‘undergro
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