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Posted by ESC on November 16, 1999

In Reply to: Nastiest things... posted by ESC on November 16, 1999

: : I'm interested in finding a book or web site that offers a collection of reasonably artful phrases of fault-finding, disparagement, low appraisal, and so forth. I would like something that avoids the purely boorish or vulgar. Vitpuperation might be alright - it would be a fine line, though. Know of anything? Thank you.

: Somewhere here I have a book of nasty phrases. The title is something like, The (insert number) Nastiest Things Anybody Ever Said. It's a little book along the lines of "The Portable Curmudgeon." If I find it, I'll post the exact title.

Found it on Barnes & Noble's site for under $10 but a note said it would not arrive before Dec. 24, if you wanted it for a Christmas gift (!!). It's "The 776 Nastiest Things Ever Said" by Ross Petras and Kathryn Petras.