Wicked Words: A Treasury of Curses, Insults, Put-Downs, and Other Formerly Unprintable Terms from Anglo-Saxon Times to the Present

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Crown Publishing Group, 1989 - Social Science - 435 pages
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The author of Crown's A Dictionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk has fun at the other end of the language spectrum in this witty, anecdote-filled guide to the many impolite, insulting, and just plain "bad" words with which the English language is blessed. Line drawings. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Though there weren't very many words or phrases in this book that I wasn't already familiar with, it was still a good read. I was interested to discover the history and original meanings of commonly ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
17
Section 2
29
Section 3
70
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About the author (1989)

Margaret Miner and Hugh Rawson are also the editors of The New International Dictionary of Quotations, A Dictionary of Quotations from the Bible, and A Dictionary of Quotations from Shakespeare. Hugh is also the author of Wicked Words, Devious Derivations, and Rawson's Dictionary of Euphemisms and
Other Doubletalk. They live in Roxbury, Connecticut.

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