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I've always been a fan of micro-histories that explore language or aspects of culture. Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing was a fascinating trip through what many today think... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Archetype
Holy Sh*t is wonderfully researched and beautifully written. Funny and scholarly at the same time. Read it and travel a chronological path filled with interesting side-paths of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by John D. Littlefield
Scholarly look a scatology and profanity. By the time you finish this book, the words will have become meaningless (about the same as if you had joined the army).Published 3 months ago by MedCrest
i dig it. its informative, so lots of facts, historical and contextual, but also plenty of fun for folks interested in language, how it works, where it comes from, and how it... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Rob Perez
My coworkers give me occasional good-natured ribbing about my colorful language. This was the perfect book for someone (me) who is a (very) amateur etymologist. Read morePublished 6 months ago by C. Johnson
entertaining read as well as informative and educational. Well written, fully documented, yet not boringly "academic".Published 6 months ago by Jacques Plumart
If you doubt that discussing offensive language can be both entertaining and thoughtful, leave your doubts here. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ingeborg S. Norden