The Compleat Motherfucker: A History of the Mother of All Dirty Words

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Feral House, 2009 - Humor - 214 pages
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"I've had it with these motherfucking snakes on this motherfucking plane!" shouted Samuel Jackson in the movie Snakes on a Plane. It was the use of the famous expletive that brought on huge promotional buzz. The best-selling book On Bullshit won its audience from its shockingly unapologetic treatment of its title rather than its fairly pedestrian academic inquiry.

The Compleat Motherfucker is an entertaining and informative investigation into the offensive slang, touching on African American culture and other curious seeds of American subcultural and pop cultural movements.

Author Jim Dawson also wrote the brisk-selling previous study of fartology, Who Cut The Cheese.

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The Compleat Motherfucker: A History of the Mother of All Dirty Words (Feral House)

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Dawson (Who Cut the Cheese: A Cultural History of the Far) applies both journalism skills and broad knowledge of modern culture to language in this study of the trajectory of the expletive ... Read full review

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This book is amazingly well researched and well written. Hilarious. In addition to exploring the roots of the word, there's a whole MFin chapter on Samuel L. Jackson. Need I say more? Read full review

About the author (2009)

Jim Dawson grew up in the hills of West Virginia, served as a Marine, attended West Virginia University, and dropped out of law school a few years later to pursue the lonely craft of writing. He is a former editor of Hustler and several music and men's magazines.

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