Monday, 24 January 2011

BUSTY, SLAG AND NOB END book review


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Title: BUSTY, SLAG AND NOB END
Author: RUSSELL ASH
The subtitle has it, "Remarkably rude but real names of people, places and products from all over the world". At the turn of the last century Dick Bellend (from Bermondsey), Effing Dick (Glasgow) and Darling Donger (Leicester) may have been considered perfectly respectable monikers, but Furry Fannie of Pennsylvania only passed away ten years ago - whether the mourners at her funeral managed to keep a straight face is not recorded. From the disturbed genius who offered us a festival of ridiculous British names in Potty, Fartwell and Knob, here is a new collection of naughty nomenclature from all around the world. Here are genuine people, places, products and acronyms all with jaw-dropping names or connotations. Juvenile? Yes. Silly? Definitely. Eye-wateringly funny? Goes without saying. Prepare to laugh yourself hoarse with this amazing collection which just goes to show truth is funnier than fiction - unless you live in Bumbang (Australia) or Scratchy Bottom in Dorset. Some 2,000 entries enlivened by some naughty Victorian b/w photos which will raise a smile too. 256pp.
Published Price: £9.99
BIBLIOPHILE PRICE: £5

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