QUIPS & QUIRKS by Clyde Watson

QUIPS & QUIRKS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Anyone who doesn't like this is a mollycoddle. . . a mossback. . . a crabstick. . . a tomnoddy. . . a rustyguts . . . . Clyde Watson has dusted off a lifetime supply of old insults (at least 100 years old) so that no one need ever be at a loss for words to fling at a clumsy (butterfingers. . . gammerstang. . . gilly-gaupus) or a glutton (greedy-grabs. . . slobberchops. . . swillbelly) or a chatterbox (prate-roast. . . flapjaw. . . tongue-pad). Gross as it sounds, the Watsons have turned this lexicon of vituperation into a neat, good natured enterprise, with occasional verse, notes and homespun, calicoed characters whose buffoonery is relatively sedate. The definitions are apt and this is one kind of word-twisting lexicon which won't require any arm-twisting.

Pub Date: July 18th, 1975
Page count: 52pp
Publisher: T.Y. Crowell