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Lady Arabella Snark pays discourtesy call

(COURTESY A.C. KEMP)
By Joseph P. Kahn
Globe Staff / June 3, 2008

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Two years ago, A.C. Kemp, a lecturer in English Language Studies at MIT, began writing a book about slangy insults, based on her website slangcity.com. As it took shape, so did the character of Lady Arabella Snark, a socialite dowager who's gone through several husbands (and prison terms) en route to becoming the Emily Post of the snarky putdown. Lady ... (Full article: 547 words)

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