What The F

Author: Benjamin Bergen
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465096484
Size: 11.80 MB
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And why do we extend a middle finger to flip someone the bird? Smart as hell and funny as fuck, What the F is mandatory reading for anyone who wants to know how and why we swear.

Louder Than Words

Author: Benjamin K. Bergen
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0465033334
Size: 39.58 MB
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How does meaning work? In Louder than Words, cognitive scientist Benjamin Bergen draws together a decade’s worth of research in psychology, linguistics, and neuroscience to offer a new theory of how our minds make meaning.


Author: Geoffrey Hughes
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141954329
Size: 28.96 MB
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This second edition contains a Postscript updating various contemporary developments, such as the growth of Political Correctness.

Why We Curse

Author: Timothy Jay
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027221863
Size: 66.92 MB
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The Neuro-Psycho-Social Theory of Speech draws together information about cursing from different disciplines and unites them to explain and describe the psychological, neurological, cultural and linguistic factors that underlie this ...

In Praise Of Profanity

Author: Michael Adams
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199337608
Size: 50.49 MB
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When President Obama signed the affordable health care act in 2009, the Vice President was overheard to utter an enthusiastic "This is a big f****** deal!

Holy Sh T

Author: Melissa Mohr
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199742677
Size: 56.62 MB
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A humorous, trenchant and fascinating examination of how Western culture's taboo words have evolved over the millennia

Holy Sh T A Brief History Of Swearing

Author: Melissa Mohr
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199911568
Size: 24.91 MB
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Holy Sh*t tells the story of two kinds of swearing--obscenities and oaths--from ancient Rome and the Bible to today.

The F Word

Author: Jesse Sheidlower
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199751556
Size: 22.13 MB
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But what about feck? Or ferkin? Or foul--as in FUBAR, or "Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition"? In a thoroughly updated edition of The F-Word, Jesse Sheidlower offers a rich, revealing look at the f-bomb and its illimitable uses.

Expletive Deleted

Author: Ruth Wajnryb
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743287576
Size: 45.99 MB
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In Expletive Deleted, linguist Ruth Wajnryb offers an entertaining yet thoroughly researched, lighthearted look at this development, seeking to reveal the etymologies of various terms and discover how what was once considered unfit-for ...


Author: Christopher Fairman
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 140222320X
Size: 70.57 MB
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This book examines the law surrounding the word and reveals both inconsistencies in its treatment and tension with other identifiable legal rights that the law simply doesn't answer.