Two new books for Autumn 2016 - order now for publication in September!
How to Swear like an Elizabethan in Devon Published Autumn 2016
Mell, ninny hammer, wittol, bally rag, nippy and bull beef. These and nearly 200 other insulting words and terms were commonly used by Elizabethan Devonians.
All terms have been drawn from original documents with examples of the phrases originally said five centuries ago. A companion volume to Strumpets and Ninnycocks also just published by the Mint Press also on sale on this website.
Price is £6.00 plus postage.
Whilst swearing like an Elizabethan check to see if the response is an original insult or not!
Strumpets and Ninnycoks Published Autumn 2016
Insults tell us much about society and offer a fascinating insight into Devon five centuries ago.
For the first time, a range of original documents have been examined to show how Devonians deployed a range of words and terms to ridicule, mock and demean their friends, family and neighbours.
The Mint Press books are truly local. Every step of the publishing process uses Devon people and businesses, keeping jobs in Devon, rather than going overseas.
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