You diphthong!

My wife's (very scholarly) Forbes Library book club is reading Jonathan Lethem's Motherless Brooklyn this month. The book seems to be full of wonderfully inventive swearing. Last night, my wife read this one aloud to me (p. 170): If I wanted a gun, I'd get a gun, you diphthong. Diphthong works remarkably well as a pejorative. … Continue reading You diphthong!