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Contemporary Curses for Your Worst Enemy

And Other Meticulously Assembled Lists of Extremely Valuable Nonsense

There’s one thing that can provide comfort in a world of chaos and confusion: overly specific lists.

Ever wondered what the Mandarin word for platypus translates to? Probably not, but it’s “duck mouth beast.” And there’s more where that came from, thanks to Adam Sharp’s Contemporary Curses for Your Worst Enemy, a collection of fascinating, hilarious, and brilliantly odd lists.

This book covers just about everything you never knew you didn’t know, from the noises that animals make around the world to titles of movies that sound dirty but aren’t—and much more. Whether you revel in trivia, desire more creative ways to curse your foes, or simply enjoy the structure of a good list, you’ll love the weird genius of Contemporary Curses for Your Worst Enemy.