Opus Maledictorum

A book of bad words (1996; out of print, but still available from Maledicta Press): “This entertaining and informative book is a compendium of colorful language in all its forms. A clever mixture of scholarly and popular, witty and serious essays and glossaries, it features insults, slurs, curse words, and blasphemous expressions from dozens of languages and cultures, including the worst Catalan, Italian, and Russian insults and blasphemies, medieval vulgarities, filthy limericks, slang terms for private parts, and thousands of other ribald delights.”