Distory: A Treasury of Historical Insults is a hilarious collection of insulting historical quotations in the vein of The Portable Curmudgeon that will have history buffs and readers of humor books in stitches. Full of lively quips, jabs, jaunts and put downs by and about notable figures, it covers all epochs of mostly Western history. Schnakenberg has collected more than 600 historical insults into this first collection of its kind.
"A German singer! I should as soon expect to get pleasure from the neighing of my horse."
- Alexander the Great
"Belgium is just a country invented by the British to annoy the French."
- Charles de Gaulle
"What can you do with a man who looks like a female llama surprised when bathing?"
- Winston Churchill on Charles de Gaulle
"Jerry Ford is so dumb he can't fart and chew gum at the same time."
- Lyndon B. Johnson
"Avoid all needle drugs - -the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon."
- Abbie Hoffman