Butt Rot & Bottom Gas (Hardcover)

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butt rot /b@t rät/ n. a fungal disease affecting the butt, or base, of a tree
bot•tom gas /bä2-t@m gas/ n. a type of breathing gas carried in portable tanks and inhaled by under-water divers
 
The English language is full of words that sound obscene but aren’t. Words like arsole (an organic chemical compound), crack spread (a calculation showing theoretical market values of petroleum), cunctator (a person who procrastinates, delays, or wastes time), and spotted dick (a traditional English dessert made with hot, thick custard).
 
Seventh-grade English teacher Eric Groves, Sr., has spent years listening to his students giggle after he used terms like thespian, coccyx, and masticate. Now he has compiled hundreds of these so-called “dirty” words into a delightful glossary, complete with illustrated definitions of their true meanings. From air cock (a valve on a boiler) and bushmaster (a large venomous snake) to cummingtonite (a mineral) and beyond, Butt Rot and Bottom Gas is a hilarious reference for word lovers and the snickering seventh grader in all of us.

About the Author


Eric Groves Sr. is a middle-school teacher in California. 

Praise for Butt Rot & Bottom Gas…


“The title says it all.”—WWE Magazine

Product Details ISBN-10: 1594742030
ISBN-13: 9781594742033
Published: Quirk Books, 08/01/2007
Pages: 112
Language: English


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