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Awa' An' Bile Yer Heid!
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ISBN:
9781841585949
Categories
Humour
Imprint
Birlinn
Publication Date
27 September 2007
Format
Paperback
Status
In Stock
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
Extent
208
Age Range
Any
Illustrations
Line drawings throughout

Awa' An' Bile Yer Heid!

'Just buy the book and gie yer greetin face a treat' – Scots Magazine

'A pleasingly vulgar book' – Sunday Herald

David Ross has produced an eclectic and hilarious collection of thematically arranged Scottish insults and abuse which has been wonderfully illustrated throughout by Rupert Besley.

The best insults, according to the author, occupy an indefinite space between wit and abuse, containing elements of both to varying degrees; they must always sting the victim, or else they are a failure. This book is full of rich and expressive examples of invectives for all occasions from all over Scotland which have been passed down through the centuries or have emerged in modern times, proving that clever insults are infinitely more amusing and memorable than good jokes.

If you don’t like it, awa’ an’ bile yer heid!

David Ross was born in Argyll and educated at Dingwall Academy and St Andrews University. He has written and compiled a number of books on Scottish history and culture. He currently lives in Hereford.