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Author Chirico, Rob, author.

Title Damn! [electronic resource] : A Cultural History of Swearing in Modern America / Rob Chirico.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Pitchstone Publishing / Independent Publishers Group, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (183 pages)
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Summary Swearing, cussing, or cursing, out of anger, excitement, or just because, is something most of us do, at least to some degree. Turn on the television or open a magazine, and there it is. Damn! is an insightful and entertaining look at our evolving use of profanity over the last half-century or so, from a time when Gone with the Wind came under fire for using the word damn to an age where the f-bomb is dropped in all walks of life. Writer and artist Rob Chirico follows the course of swearing through literature, the media, and music, as well as through our daily lives. From back rooms and barracks to bookshelves and Broadway; and from precedents to presidents, the journey includes such diverse notables as George Carlin, the Simpsons, D. H. Lawrence, Ice T, Barack Obama, Nietzsche, and, of course, Lenny Bruce. If you have ever stopped and wondered WTF has happened to our American tongue, dont get out the bar of soap until you finish Damn!
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Subject Americanisms -- History.
Swearing -- United States -- History.
English language -- United States -- Swear words.
English language -- United States -- Swear words -- History.
English language -- United States -- Obscene words.
English language -- United States -- Obscene words -- History.
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ISBN 9781939578761 (e-pub)
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