Joy of Swearing
A vital companion in all those hammer-to-thumb moments, The Joy of Swearing romps through some of the most fascinatingly filthy words and constructions in the English language Witty, inventive and packed with arcane information, it is a guide to the seamier, dirtier side of words and wordplay, telling you all you need to know about profanity through the ages as times, attitudes and swearing fashions have changed. An authoritative look at how language is used to convey emotions from slight surprise to all-out wrath, it draws upon the inspiration of history's greatest cursers, revelling in the vulgarity and coarseness of our cultural icons. Eyebrow-raising to the extreme, one read of The Joy of Swearing guarantees that those turd-stepping, toe-stubbing times of madness will never be quite the same again
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