Friday, January 22, 2010

Weird Book Room From ABEbooks

List of truly strange books with their cover art.  Some favorites include Liberace: Your Fashion Guide, Beverly Hillbillies Bible Study, and Fart Proudly: Writings of Benjamin Franklin You Never Read in School.  One of the books listed is Mrs. Byrne's Dictionary of Unusual, Obscure, and Preposterous Words, which I remember a roommate of mine had.  This was over 20 years ago and I still remember how much fun that book was.  The title is very descriptive.  The only two phrases I remember now from the dictionary were "thunder mug" as a euphemism for a chamber pot, and "prick me dainty" for a dandy.


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