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Nine nasty words : English in the gutter : then, now, and forever / by John McWhorter.

McWhorter, John H., (author.).

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Damn and hell: English's first bad words -- What is it about fuck? -- Profanity and shit -- A kick-ass little word -- Those certain parts -- Why do we call it "the n-word"? -- The other f-word -- Being in total control, honey! -- A motherfucking addendum.
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"One of the preeminent linguists of our time examines the realms of language that are considered shocking and taboo in order to understand what imbues curse words with such power--and why we love them so much"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: English language > Obscene words.

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