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Deb's Dictionary

A-Z for the Aspiring Debutante

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The Deb's Dictionary: A-Z for the Aspiring Debutante by Oliver Herford
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In a beautiful new edition faithful to the cheeky and whimsical 1931 original, "The Deb's Dictionary" continues to delight even the most modern young women and men. Defining Ambidextrous as "not letting your right hand know who is holding your left," Oliver Herford goes right on down through the alphabet of your average Debutante's vocabulary to Zero, "a vacant garter--the coldest thing there is." Seventy of Oliver Herford's original racy and raucous drawings accompany over 500 definitions that depict the Debs in their natural habitats. The charming ink sketches accompany Mr. Herford's tongue-in-cheek notions of a Filly as "an equine Deb," Nudge as "the language of the elbow," and Loyal as "too true to be good." Designed to preserve its vintage character, this adorable book has a two-color foil-stamped case and cream-colored interior pages packed with a vocabulary that ranges from fabulous--"Belle: A Deb who never goes to bed the same day she gets up"--to flirtatious--"Minx: The flapper who flaps where angels fear to flutter--to facetious--"Dirty look: a modern form of apology." A delightful confection from A to Z, "The Deb's Dictionary" is a little bit devilish, but mostly divine.
Release date Australia
September 11th, 2007
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
2nd Revised edition
Illustrations
70 original drawings
Imprint
Welcome Enterprises, Inc
Pages
112
Dimensions
135x200x17
ISBN-13
9781599620299
Product ID
1932457

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