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The F Word - Jesse Sheidlower
The F Word
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WARNING:  Usually considered vulgar.  X-rated.  Censored.  Bleep.  Not for polite company.  Due to adult language, viewer and parental discretion advised.  Wash your mouth out with soap.  Good boys and girls don't use that kind of language.  Obscene.  Immoral.  Immodest.  And indecent.IS THIS ALL... show more
WARNING:  Usually considered vulgar.  X-rated.  Censored.  Bleep.  Not for polite company.  Due to adult language, viewer and parental discretion advised.  Wash your mouth out with soap.  Good boys and girls don't use that kind of language.  Obscene.  Immoral.  Immodest.  And indecent.IS THIS ALL YOU THINK ABOUT THE F-WORD?  HERE'S THE FULL STORY!Has any other single word ever sparked so much creativity, and captured so many imaginations?  The F-Word contains page after page of actual, uncensored examples of the word in all its varied and robust use, from its first appearance in English in the fifteenth century to its use in the Starr Report.This second edition includes many new words and phrases, F-words from Britain, Ireland, and Australia, and hundreds of new examples of usage.  Words, explanations, and examples come from thousands of sources, including Robert Burns, Norman Mailer, E.E. Cummings, Ernest Hemingway, Liz Phair, Jack Kerouac, Anne Sexton, Playboy, and the Internet.Here is all you've (n)ever wanted to know about the word still considered the most vulgar utterance in the English language--and perhaps one of the most creative, as well.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375706349 (0375706348)
Publisher: Random House Reference
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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Ceridwen
Ceridwen rated it
5.0 Selfies and F-bombs
Cross-posted on Soapboxing This review is dedicated to my friend Eh! Updating this review after Alexis and I had a selfie-off with books about cussing. She began with a photo of herself with the Encyclopedia of Swearing; I countered with one of me holding up this book. So, who (s)wore it better?...
PJE
PJE rated it
3.0 F Word
This book caught my eye when I was browsing round a bookshop a few years ago. Well it is quite eye-catching - what with it being bright yellow and having the asterisked legend 'f***' embossed in black on the cover.The editor, Jesse Sheidlower lives in Manhattan with "his wife, his dog, his two razor...
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