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Perhaps the most fascinating thing about the book it's language. Alex thinks and talks in the "nadsat" teenage vocabulary of the future. A doctor in the book explains it. But most of the roots are Slav. Subliminal penetration. I found that I could not read the book without compiling a glossary; I reprint it here, although it is entirely unauthorized, and some of it is guesswork. At first the vocabulary seems incomprehensible: "you could peet it with vellocet or synthemesc or drencrom or one or two other veshches.
No-one needs smart asses in the bedroom, but it is never wrong to call a few basic terms, trends and practices by name. This is why we have collected important, curious and entertaining sex knowledge as well as international abbreviations from A to Z for you. So that you know, for example, what to expect with a one-night stand or in a swinger club - without any "nasty" surprises. Table of contents [show] [hide]. The erotic play with power, submission and physical punishment.
This list of Game of Life terms is compiled by Stephen A. Silver, for which I am thankful. See the original credit page for all credits. The original Life Lexicon is available at Silver's website.