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Watch Your F*cking Language: How to swear effectively, explained in explicit detail and enhanced by numerous examples taken from everyday life Paperback – October 14, 2004

ISBN-13: 978-0312318710 ISBN-10: 0312318715 Edition: 0th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (October 14, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312318715
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312318710
  • Product Dimensions: 4.8 x 0.3 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #137,523 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"One of those rare smart and funny books."
- Penn Jillette

About the Author

World-renowned for his innovative lectures and workshops, Professor Sterling Johnson has been teaching English as a second language for over twenty years. He now lives in Pacific Grove, California, where he enjoys a "nice f*cking day" as much as the next fellow.

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Customer Reviews

This was a great gag gift at a cops retirement party.
wayne P. Brown
And all in all - it really is quite useful if you need a thesaurus of cuss words, or information on how to use them effectively.
matt
This book is not only hilarious, it's quite witty as well.
Christina Stacy

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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Ellen Etc. VINE VOICE on November 18, 2004
Format: Paperback
This book had the potential to be merely tasteless, but I am happy to report that it is tasteless AND hilarious. The examples for each usage really make the book:

Under "cornhusking":

Clem: What's taking you so long in there, boy?
Chad: I'm husking corn, Dad.
Clem: You keep doing that, you'll go blind.
Chad: I know. I'm going to quit soon as I need glasses.

That's one of the few I can quote. This slim tome is not for the faint of heart, but if a little vulgar language doesn't put you off (OK, a LOT of vulgar language, but used correctly), check this out. You'll find yourself picking up a few copies for certain friends that will invariably come to mind.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Robert M. Miskimon on October 1, 2005
Format: Paperback
Once again, Dr. Johnson has elucidated some of the darkest (and funniest) corners of the human mind and human speech. His "grasp" of the language is impressive, his "ear" for subtleties true, and his "delivery" powerful and overwhelming. I think Dr. Johnson should start an Institute for Correct Speech, Thinking and Living. His example shines before the world like a beacon of sanity in the darkness of this gloomy age.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Richard Leutzinger on April 21, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book made me laugh so hard I p*ssed in my pants. Now I keep it in the bathroom with English as a Second F*ucking Language, where filfhy literature like this belongs.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Raney on October 26, 2013
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I was hoping for more...but still a decent read. That is really all I have to say but there is a minimum word count.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By H. D. Espinosa on January 3, 2007
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This is a book which has a funny approach on everyday language. Words and sentences that once seemed to have no sense at all are now explained. While the meaning of these expressions might be widely known for native speakers, it is a good reference for foreigners who are willing to excel in English language, even in its weirdest senses. Beware that you can't go saying everything you read on this book to anybody anywhere if your intention is to be polite...
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Christina Stacy on July 1, 2006
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This book is not only hilarious, it's quite witty as well. Pick it up for an entertaining light read.
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By greg kraft on March 13, 2014
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This was a fun bathroom book to read. It also taught me a lot about the origin of some curse words. Fanfrickin'tastic!
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