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Slang & dialect humour

See below for a selection of the latest books from Slang & dialect humour category. Presented with a red border are the Slang & dialect humour books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Slang & dialect humour books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Teach Yourself Doric

Teach Yourself Doric

Author: Douglas Kynoch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2019

Though written in the style of foreign language book, Teach Yourself Doric is intended as a work of entertainment, designed to amuse those already familiar with the speech patterns of North-east Doric. Containing study texts and questions for students to answer, it is, in fact, a spoof language book. That most readers got the joke was clear from the fact that the book very quickly became a Scottish best-seller; this, despite the efforts of two critics who reviewed it as a teaching manual and a Glasgow bookshop which displayed it in the foreign language section.

The Dictionary of Posh Incorporating the Fall and Rise of the Pails-Hurtingseaux Family

The Dictionary of Posh Incorporating the Fall and Rise of the Pails-Hurtingseaux Family

Author: Hugh Kellet Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/08/2019

This is a right royal comedy of errors. Hidden within normal English is a separate language still spoken by those born with silver spoons in their mouths. It's called Posh. A word of English can be spelt the same but mean something completely different in Posh. If you say the word Mention in English, people will understand Remark upon ; but in Posh this means a large house. Say Ace and speakers of Posh will think you are referring to a cold thing one's butler puts in one's G&T. This book will help you learn Posh, often with side-splitting consequences. To aid rapid mastery, helpful examples of the various words in the dictionary are given in context. These helpful examples collectively add up to a story within the dictionary - The Fall and Rise of an Important Family - the sorry saga of riches, ruin and redemption that this book really is.

Homophones Visualized

Homophones Visualized

Author: Bruce Worden Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/08/2019

Do ewe no what homophones are? They're words that sound alike but are spelled differently and have completely different meanings-it's knot always easy to get it right. Based on his blog Homophones, Weakly, Bruce Worden's Homophones Visualized uses simple but clever graphics to help illustrate the differences between 100 pairs (or triplets or quadruplets) of words that sound alike. From beat and beet to flee and flea, baron and barren to golf and gulf, each spread contains a pair or group of homophones and corresponding illustrations that provide context for each word. Word lovers, educators, and kids all will delight in this witty and useful homophone guide to understanding which word is witch.

Manglish Malaysian English at its wackiest!

Manglish Malaysian English at its wackiest!

Author: Dr. Lee Su Kim, Dr. Stephen J. Hall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2019

Now back after 20 years with brand new words, expressions and idioms, this hilarious classic remains packed with humour, irreverence and loads of fun. It bids all Malaysians to lighten up, laugh at ourselves and revel in our unique, multicultural way of life. Forget about tenses, grammar, pronunciation, and just relek lah ... Aiyoh. Manglish or Malaysian English is what Malaysians speak when we want to connect with each other or just hang loose. Borrowing from Malay, Chinese, Indian, Asli, British English, American English, dialects, popular mass media and plenty more, our unique English reflects our amazing diversity. Like a frothy teh tarik or a lip-smacking mouthful of divine durian, Manglish is uniquely Malaysian. Manglish is an entertaining, funny and witty compilation of commonly used Malaysian English words and expressions. Whether Malaysian, expat, visitor or a fresh-off-the-plane Mat Salleh, you'll never be at a loss for words when conversing with Malaysians.

Doric Sayings

Doric Sayings

Author: Douglas Kynoch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2019

Collated from various sources including Helen Beaton's 1925 At the Back o' Benachie and Professor Alexander Fenton's academic collection of the sayings of Aberdeenshire parishes in the 1950s, Doric Sayings is a cornucopia of Doric wit an wisdom, some of it in the form of rhyme and riddle. Couthie comments about everyday life; caustic remarks about the neighbours; philosophical reflections on work or the weather. Who could fail to be re-assured to know that aathing his an eyn but a mealie pudden his twa?

The Wee Book O' Pure Stoatin' Joy

The Wee Book O' Pure Stoatin' Joy

Author: Susan Cohen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2019

Dirty Birdy Bible Notes From the Road

Dirty Birdy Bible Notes From the Road

Author: Jeff Rosenstock Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/04/2019

While on tour as a photographer for numerous punk, hardcore, and indie bands (including Jeff Rosenstock, Minus the Bear, Cursive, Alkaline Trio, Har Mar Superstar, Lawrence Arms, Selby Tigers, Mike Park and more), Japanese photographer Hiro Tanaka spent 10 years compiling a naughty notebook filled with NSFW slang words and crude drawings. Tanaka was known to have a pen and notebook with him at all times that he filled from cover to cover with english colloquialisms, dirty phrases, slang, jokes, and drawings that he would learn from the bands, fans and other people he met travelling.

The Wee Book o' Grannies' Sayin's

The Wee Book o' Grannies' Sayin's

Author: Susan Cohen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/02/2019

Sloightly on Th' Huh!

Sloightly on Th' Huh!

Author: Charlie Haylock Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/12/2018

A celebration of the rich Suffolk dialect. The text and cartoons from Richard Scollins provide a feast of linguistic fun and capture well the warmth and humour of Suffolk people.

The Irish Insult Generator An incredibly useful flipbook for telling people to flip off!

The Irish Insult Generator An incredibly useful flipbook for telling people to flip off!

Author: Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/11/2018

Have the craic while creating over 6 million uniquely Irish insults to mock the eejits in your life without causing ructions Has an awful shitehawk ever tried to get smart with ye? Is some useless yoke always wrecking your head? Ever wanted to eat the head off some miserable dosser? With The Irish Insult Generator under your oxter, you'll be effin' and blindin' with the best of them in no time! This gas flipbook lets you mix and match uniquely Irish insults, so the next time some awful gombeen annoys you, you can send them on their bike before you lose the

Yorkshire Passport Blue Edition

Yorkshire Passport Blue Edition

Author: Adrian Braddy Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2018

Viz 40th Anniversary Profanisaurus: War and Piss

Viz 40th Anniversary Profanisaurus: War and Piss

Author: Viz Magazine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

The new profanisaurus celebrating Viz's 40th Anniversary. Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, first published in 1869, is rightly lauded as one of the greatest achievements of world literature. Indeed no less an authority than John Galsworthy thought it ...the best novel that had ever been written. But does that monumental book contain, anywhere amongst its half-million words, exhaustively cross-referenced definitions for the thick end of 20,000 four-letter-words, obscene expressions and disgusting turns of phrase? Does it bollocks. This book, War and Piss, does. It brings together for the first time every single entry from Roger's Profanisaurus, the constantly-growing dictionary of swearing that is updated every five weeks in Viz Comic, Britain's third or fourth funniest magazine*. *Fifth if you include Practical Caravanning Completely revised and updated, War and Piss is an epic romp through the foulest sewers of the English language. Inside its pages, you will find * Over 200 witty things to say before breaking wind * Over 300 witty things to say after breaking wind * 150 words for that bit of skin between your clackerbag and your nipsy So if you need to describe something that you just did in the toilet, something you just did while your significant other nipped to the shops, or simply need something to shout after dropping a car battery on your foot, remember ... There's a word for that in War and Piss.