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review 2014-03-17 17:43
Review: Filthy English
Filthy English - Peter Silverton

Read my review in which I get angry and German...or rather angry about the author's lack of German skills. As well as the book in general which is really boring.

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text 2014-03-15 16:43
Reading progress update: I've read 59%.
Filthy English - Peter Silverton

"Schweinehund is still one of the worst German swears"

 

If all the information about foreign swearing and cursing is as accurate as the one about German...

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text 2014-03-05 18:10
Reading progress update: I've read 12%.
Filthy English - Peter Silverton

I have just been informed that Fünf gegen Einen is a German euphemism for masturbation.

 

 

It's not that I don't see where that's coming from...I just never heard it in my life.

 

 

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text 2014-03-05 08:37
Reading progress update: I've read 3%.
Filthy English - Peter Silverton

Egyptian lawyers of the same period would seal documents with a hieroglyph which translates as: 'As for him who shall disregeard it, may he be fucked by a donkey.' The actual hieroglyph? Two big penises, both erect.

 

This is such a great fact I wish I could use it frequently in everyday conversation.

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text 2014-01-02 13:31
Damn You Kindle Deal Part 2: Recs
Daisy Dalrymple Omnibus (Books 1-4) - Carola Dunn
Inspector Morse: The first three novels - Colin Dexter

As a follow up to the last post: amazon has also omnibus editions of various (crime)-series on sale. Like those two:

 

Carola Dunn's Lady Daisy Mysteries

A charming cozy mystery about an impoverished aristrocratic lady in 1920s England who keeps stumbling over dead bodies (seriously: if I was one of her friends I would simply not invite her to parties anymore..somebody always ends up dead). The first book was admittedly nice but not overwhelming but the series really picks up.

 

Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse

If you ever wondered about the books the TV-series is based on. I enjoy it a lot (though with reservations..the books were written in the 70s/early 80s and some comments the characters make, make this painfully obvious...or to put it plainly: sometimes they say things that are cringeworthy sexist from today's POV).

 

There are more omnibus-editions on sale (like Hamish Macbeth & Agatha Raisin) but those are the only two I already read and enjoyed.

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