If you love Maledicta,
the journal the world swears by,
you're in good company...

WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING
ABOUT MALEDICTA


 "A cornucopia of forbidden verbal delights" (The World Almanac's Book of Buffs, Masters, Mavens and Uncommon Experts)

 "Done with polish, wit and charm.... Interesting, almost always humorous, and extremely intelligent--perhaps the most shocking aspect of this publication" (The Alternate)

 "An entertaining study of one of the most colorful areas of communication" (Serials Review)

 "Maledicta's ribald wit is so nicely matched with scholarship that the journal is by way of a real find" (Library Journal)

 "A clearinghouse for connoisseurs of profanity and cuss words" (New York Times Book Review)

 "A delight to read, and almost impossible to put down. Maledicta makes a wonderful thesaurus, and the discriminating reader will never find himself wanting for choice of colorful expressions" (Aggressive Behavior Journal)

 "An interesting and unusual journal" (Mensa Bulletin)

 "A serious, even scholarly study of how invectives and all those words we generally regard as swearing reveal national character.... It's easy to see that sensitive souls might be offended" (Toronto Globe and Mail)

 "Literally fills the reader's jaw with long and sustained laughter" (The Alternate)

 "This scholarly analysis of scatological communication is a major contribution to a long-neglected aspect of lexicography" (American Notes and Queries)

 "You have to read it to believe it" (Journal of the North Shore Jewish Community, Salem, Massachusetts)

 "Bawdy folk-talk, x-rated invective, poetic scurrility, scatology, name-your-blasphemy. Bad Word in the raw. Society gets glossed and revealed by its vituperative jive, racial, sexual, and social slurs" (American Library Association's Booklist)

 "This learned publication provides scholarly compilations of invectives from all over the world, and explains all the nuances" (United Press International)

 "Cursed by some, loved by others, ignored by few" (Library Journal)

 "Regarded as the bible of billingsgate" (Associated Press)

 "For the jaded readers, librarians and researchers who are ready for something a little different in magazines. An eclectic's delight" (Quill & Quire)

 "The range of articles is truly fascinating, with writing that is aimed at the intelligent amateur linguist. Stuffy it is not... Highly recommended for everyone that's into language or wordplay." (Worlds in Collision - Mundos em Colisão)

 "Hurrah! The latest issue of my favourite mag." (The Guardian)

 "Volume 12 continues in the same iconoclastic, shock-'em-and-shake-'em vein of intellectual brain porn that Aman established years ago with his first collection." (Sonoma County Independent)

 "This nicely-produced, literary-looking mag is a treasure trove of uninhibited jokes, translated insults from even the most obscure of the world's languages and is, front-to-back, thrillingly blasphemous." (Anderson Valley Advertiser)

 "Were he still alive, [T.S.] Eliot could contribute to Maledicta." (Times Literary Supplement)

Maledicta has been featured in many other publications, such as TIME Magazine, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, Detroit Free Press, Houston Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Milwaukee Journal, Minneapolis Tribune, New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Examiner, Seattle Times, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post . . .

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