Scheisse!: The Real German You Were Never Taught in School

Scheisse!: The Real German You Were Never Taught in School


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The perfect gag gift, this humorous book helps readers navigate the world of real Low German. Scheisse! introduces readers to the fine art of cursing and basic slang to spice up their German speech.

If you think you have a fairly good command of German, think again. For it’s a sure bet that Frau Schultz never taught you those nasty little guttural curses and humiliating invectives so expressive of real low German speech. But relax—here at last is the one book that can introduce you to the very worst beer-hall German. Scheisse! is an indispensable guide to off-color German colloquialisms and profanities—lascivious bedroom slang and boozy insults, jeering scatological put-downs and scurrilous ridicule. This hilarious illustrated cornucopia of creative expletives, guaranteed to vex, taunt, aggravate, and provoke as only overwrought low German can, will help you master the fine art of German verbal abuse—with triumphant one-upmanship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780452272217
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/28/1994
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 627,381
Product dimensions: 7.98(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Gertrude Besserwisser is the author of Scheisse!: The Real German You Were Never Taught in School.

David Levine was an American artist and illustrator best known for his caricatures in The New York Review of Books. Jules Feiffer called him "the greatest caricaturist of the last half of the twentieth century.”

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