Nine nasty words : English in the gutter : then, now, and forever / by John McWhorter.
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- ISBN: 0593188799 : HRD
- ISBN: 9780593188798 : HRD
- ISBN: 9780593188798
- ISBN: 0593188799
- Physical Description: pages cm
- Publisher: [New York] : Avery, 
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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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