text Nine nasty w*rds : English in the gutter : then, now, and forever
- "Profanity has always been a deliciously vibrant part of our lexicon, an integral part of being human. In fact, our ability to curse comes from a different part of the brain than other parts of speech--the urgency with which we say "f&*k!" is inst... Read more
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.
- 276 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
- Avery 2021