Nine Nasty Words: English in the Gutter: Then, Now, and Forever

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  • ISBN: 0593188799
  • Author: John McWhorter
  • Publisher: John McWhorter
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Date: Unknown
  • Pages: Unknown
  • Language: English

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Synopsis

One of the preeminent linguists of our time examines the realms of language that are considered shocking and taboo in order to understand what imbues curse words with such power–and why we love them so much. Profanity has always been a deliciously vibrant part of …