Behavior: Insult Artistry

Perfecting Verbal Abuse

Reinhold Aman is the name in pejoration, not to mention invective, vituperation, obloquy, opprobrium, objurgation, abusive epithets and billingsgate. Aman, 41, is the editor of Maledicta, the International Journal of Verbal Aggression, which he publishes irregularly out of his home in Waukesha, Wis. He can curse in 200 languages and, with the possible exception of Don Rickles, he is the only American who makes a full-time living out of insults.

His goal is grandiose: to collect and analyze every offensive term ever used on the planet, and to make Aman synonymous...

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