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Author McWhorter, John H., author.

Title Nine nasty w*rds : English in the gutter : then, now, and forever / John McWhorter.

Publication Info. New York : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    179.5 MCWH    Available
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Description 276 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-276).
Contents Damn and hell : English's first bad words -- What is it about fuck? -- Profanity and shit -- A kick-ass little word -- Those certain parts -- Why do we call it "the n-word"? -- The other f-word -- Being in total control, honey! -- A motherfucking addendum.
Summary "A linguist examines the realms of language that are considered shocking and taboo in order to understand what imbues curse words with such power (and why we love them so much)"-- Provided by the publisher.
Subject English language -- Obscene words.
Swearing -- History.
Added Title Nine nasty words
9 nasty words
ISBN 9780593188798 (hardback)
0593188799 (hardback)
9780593188804 electronic book

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