Love our books? Check out our Holiday Pop-Up Shop! Shop Now
Close Mobile Menu

Butt Rot and Bottom Gas

Details & Features

Book Description

The English language is full of words that sounds obscene but aren’t. Terms like arsole (an organic chemical compound) and crack spread (a calculation showing theoretical market values of petroleum). Words like cunctator (a person who procrastinates, delays, or wastes time) and spotted dick (a traditional English dessert made with hot, thick custard).

Seventh-grade language arts teacher Eric Groves Sr. has spent years listening to his students giggle after he used words like thespian, coccyx, and masticate. Now he has compiled hundreds of these foul-sounding terms into a delightfully innocent dictionary, complete with illustrated definitions of their true meanings. From air cock (a valve on a boiler) and bushmaster (a large venomous snake) to cummingtonite (a mineral) and beyond, Butt Rot and Bottom Gas is a wonderful reference for word lovers and the snickering seventh grader in all of us.

ERIC GROVES SR. is a middle-school teacher in California.

Product Details

  • Paperback ISBN: 9781594742033
  • Book Dimensions: 
    4 1/2 x 6 3/4
  • Page Count: 
    112
  • Release Date: 
    October 1, 2007

More From The Author

Thanks for joining the Quirk fam! We can't wait to geek out with you.

Or subscribe and set genre preferences

By clicking subscribe, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Quirk Books’ Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.