This just in from Amazon–“Margaret Langstaff, A customer just told us your review helped them shop for DEPRAVED AND INSULTING ENGLISH”

depraved and insulting english

Hahahaha… glad to be of help.

“To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield”  … even an inch to Bescumblers, Pizzles et al.

When life has become alothen, this is a good alternative to allochezia.

And an anodyne for Present Shock.

There is a precedent, there are millions of precedents, but of my pedigree, old uncle “Launcelot Langstaff:”

Salmagundi; or The Whim-whams and Opinions of Launcelot Langstaff, Esq. & Others, commonly referred to as Salmagundi, salmagundiwas a 19th century satirical periodical created and written by American writer Washington Irving. Written in collaboration with Irving’s oldest brother, William, and James Kirke Paulding, Irving produced twenty issues at irregular intervals between January 24, 1807 and January 15, 1808.

Nevertheless, one last thought in regard to both the book and the messenger.


I’d like to propose a new entry for the next edition of this essential compendium of necessary words:

Cramazon, both as a noun and a verb, as in “This tripe is nothing but cramazon;” or “This maudlin, inconsequential verbiage was cramazoned on unwitting readers.”

You’re welcome 🙂

About Margaret Jean Langstaff

A lifelong critical reader with literary tastes, a novelist, short story writer, essayist, book critic, and professional book editor for many years. A consultant to publishers and authors, providing manuscript critiques and a full range of editorial services. A friend and supporter of all other readers and writers. A collector of signed modern first editions. Animal lover and tree hugger. Follow me on Twitter @LangstaffEditor
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