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Download Bawdy Limericks: Ribald Victorian Verses Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (204 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Crimson Audiobooks Narrator: Emmannuelle Blue Publisher: Crimson Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2013 ISBN:
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First published in 1879, this collection of ribald and unseemly verses reveals an altogether more voluptuous side to the outwardly prudish Victorians. Using language which has the power to shock even today, this anthology of gutter verse leaves nothing to the imagination, and yet treats its subject matter with gentle wit and comic skill. Strangely addictive....

There was a young man of Wood Green,
Who tried to fart God Save the Queen.
When he reached the soprano,
He shot his guano,
And his breeches weren't fit to be seen.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Iliyana | 12/20/2013

    " Beatiful sarcasm, I love Twain 's style and the way he explains his point of view about how awful the German language really is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas Scholz | 12/14/2013

    " A wonderful polemic on written and spoken German. Fortunately most journalists and authors in our time avoid Twain 's harshest points of critique ;-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ty Kendall | 12/11/2013

    " So far, very funny albeit mostly observational humour. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 12/9/2013

    " Sehr lustig! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irene | 10/5/2013

    " Very funny to read about somebody's struggles to learn German, and find out that we agree on many 'problems' of the German language. I especially like the phrase that German should become a dead language, since only the dead have enough time to learn it... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy Tjan | 9/24/2013

    " For anyone who has ever been forced to take German as a foreign language in high school. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Josh | 8/29/2013

    " It was ok. I didn't find it all that humorous as I was expecting. There were some funny parts as he pokes at the German language while ignoring English's own follies, but overall I just didn't really enjoy it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mihai Criveti | 8/19/2013

    " "It's funny cause it's true!" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucky | 7/24/2013

    " This is a funny little essay by Mark Twain, especially if you have some familiarity with the German Language "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ziggy | 7/12/2013

    " I read it in a bilingual version with the German translation on the page immediately opposite Twain's original. Highly recommended to all German and English speakers :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Georgiana | 7/10/2013

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Slightly | 6/12/2013

    " I was expecting more a bit comedy and absurdity from Twain. His inspiration seems more academic then comedic. Second year German classes should read this book as an introduction to the course, where the subtleties can be thoroughly appreciated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 5/25/2013

    " For those of us who once tried to learn to speak German, Twain's perspective is riotously funny. He doesn't miss any of the problems that those who speak English as a native language run into. Not one. The pronoun translation is particularly revealing. "

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aaron | 3/21/2013

    " It's a funny little mockery session on the frustrations of the German language. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gustavo | 3/16/2013

    " If you know a little of german, you will appreciate this book, Marc Twain list the different things of the german grammar that he dislikes or finds annoying. Quite funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ines | 3/4/2013

    " I love my mother tounge. This essay dwells on all those little absurdities that make it so loveable. If you learn German, read it, you will find a soulmate in your difficulties. If you are German, read it, it makes you feel grateful that you don't have to learn it... ;-) "

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