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Nine nasty words : English in the gutter : then, now, and forever / John McWhorter.

McWhorter, John H., (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Juniata County.
  • 3 of 4 copies available at SPARK Libraries. (Show)

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2 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Juniata County Library 179.5 MCW (Text) 39640100611993 JUNM Non-Fiction New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780593188798
  • Physical Description: 276 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Avery, [2021]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Damn and hell: English's first bad words -- What is it about fuck? -- Profanity and shit -- A kick-ass little word -- Those certain parts -- Why do we call it "the n-word"? -- The other f-word -- Being in total control, honey! -- A motherfucking addendum.
Summary, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: English language > Obscene words.
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