The Lover's Tongue: A Merry Romp Through the Language of Love and Sex

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Insomniac Press, 2003 - Psychology - 235 pages
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This delightful book includes over 100 mini-essays explaining the origins and historical development of words in our language that pertain to love and sex. Do you know, for example, what a 78 is? Here's a hint: like the old 78 rpm records, the term refers to a man who is ... well, on the fast side! Diligently researched, The Lover's Tongue is written in a light-hearted style. A dictionary of a different kind, this book is the perfect gift for that special someone, or for the connoisseur of language and history in your life.

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User Review  - cherry0411 - LibraryThing

Well researched and humorously written. This book needs to be taken in small doses (even the author said so himself in the book). Unless etymology is your undying passion, this book can potentially ... Read full review

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User Review  - Boone - Goodreads

This is the best non-fiction book about the language of love I've ever read. The author, Mark Morton, had a quick wit and what could be a dry read was enjoyable and at times, made me laugh outloud. I ... Read full review

Contents

Shame on Me Smut Words
21
Bare Bodkins Words for Nakedness
27
The Grammar of Glamour Words to Describe Physical Attractiveness or Lack Thereof
35
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Mark Morton is an assistant professor of English at the University of Winnipeg, and language columnist for CBC radio's Definitely Not the Opera. Morton lives in Winnipeg with his wife, author Melanie Cameron.

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