Is anyone able to recommend a book or website which lists slang from Ancient Rome?

As an example, how would a Roman say the equivalent of "it's screwed up"? There are many ways of saying this in English: "it's gone tits up", "it all went pear-shaped" and so on. However, as far as I can see the Romans would not have used the word for sex in this particular expression, as we do.

Any thoughts gratefully received.


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    Buffy, first, welcome to History! Next, I respectfully ask that you take a quick look at help center. In it you might notice that in the it is not about section is requests for reference. Believe it or not, we have chosen not to offer up recommendations of resources or sources. – CGCampbell Oct 26 '15 at 15:12
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    Thats not a history question, thats a linguistic question. – Tyler Durden Oct 26 '15 at 16:23
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    It says in the help centre that CG Campbell directed me to that it is OK to ask questions about Ancient Languages. – Buffy Oct 26 '15 at 16:34
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    You might want to think again. The Romans had a rich tradition of scatalogical and sex based abuse for use when called for. – Oldcat Oct 26 '15 at 18:07
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    Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing by Melissa Mohr – Bookeater Oct 27 '15 at 20:29

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