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scatology

the scientific study of excrement, esp in medicine for diagnostic purposes, and in palaeontology of fossilized excrement
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Because of the national culture of celebrating mediocrity and attacking excellence that we have created, whoever comes to represent excellence and cerebral brio in the collective imagination of these children of anger (apologies to Reuben Abati) becomes a target, subject to their boundless scatological vocabulary.
In 1980, (11) Benjamin Simkin, an endocrinologist, pianist, musicologist and historian, carried out a detailed study of 371 of Mozart's letters, and found scatological language (coprolalia) in 39 of them, which represents a prevalence of 10.5% (2); this is one of the characteristics of the syndrome, in which different areas of the brain are activated, including the ventromedial region of the prefrontal cortex and the right precentral gyri.
Mistress of the (forgivable) scatological innuendo and the knowing wink, the slightest change of her facial expression speaks volumes.
"They are unfunny, puerile, mostly scatological and the epitome of common." Style guru Nicky Haslam on young comedians.
"They are unfunny, puerile, mostly scatological and the epitome of common" - Style guru Nicky Haslam on young comedians.
If rappers are the new rock stars, and chefs are the new rap stars, then Action Bronson is the icon that America deservesa 300-pound, Vice-signed, matzo-ball-built, THC-vaporizer-toting, biblically bearded former sous chef turned scatological and surreal rapper.
There is much pleasure in the carnivalesque and the scatological is very much part of this tradition.
Yet Sarduy manages to balance the grotesque and the unabashed slapstick with hard-earned, profound tenderness--no small feat for such a wild, scatological novel.
They discuss Tamil Jain satire composed by Jain monks, the difference between satire and derision in the works of Kabir, an Avadhi retelling of the life of Krishna as a satire of religious propaganda, pre-colonial Bengali humor, the satirical bharuds of the Marathi poet Eknath, satire in the religious discourse of the Sant theological teachers, satirical paintings and drawings of hypocrites and drug addicts, scatological and course sexual humor in the satirical writings of a courtier of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, and satire of the colonial period in the Bengal region.
Scatological humour is ingrained in us from a very early age, so anything that includes parping is bound to be a winner among new readers.
Grown-up fans, their young children and first-timers should all enjoy this scatological addition, which is filled with puns and snippets of unexpectedly fascinating information.
The essays aim at discovering the manifestations of the playful beyond the more obvious sphere and they may be divided into three groups: firstly, those dealing with the playful within sacred spaces, which ask how this playfulness may pertain to the more overtly devotional aspects of word, art, and architecture; secondly, those addressing the playfulness of anthropomorphism, the grotesque, and even the scatological in the hope of explaining certain aspects of the transgression of cultural norms; and thirdly, those focusing on wordplay, that is, the fun and threat of slippery language.