Joy of Swearing

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Michael O'Mara Books, Limited, 2006 - English language - 160 pages
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A vital companion in all those hammer-to-thumb moments, The Joy of Swearingomps through some of the most fascinatingly filthy words and constructionsn the English language! Witty, inventive and packed with arcane information,t is a guide to the seamier, dirtier side of words and wordplay, telling youll you need to know about profanity through the ages as times, attitudes andwearing fashions have changed. An authoritative look at how language is usedo convey emotions from slight surprise to all-out wrath, it draws upon thenspiration of history's greatest cursers, revelling in the vulgarity andoarseness of our cultural icons. Eyebrow-raising to the extreme, one read ofhe Joy of Swearing guarantees that those turd-stepping, toe-stubbing timesf madness will never be quite the same again!

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Contents

Introduction
9
Unparliamentary Language
24
Bleeping Broadcasting
31
Copyright

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Common terms and phrases

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