An Encyclopedia of Swearing: The Social History of Oaths, by Geoffrey Hughes

By Geoffrey Hughes

this is often the single encyclopedia of the social heritage of swearing and foul language within the English-speaking global. It covers a few of the social dynamics that generate swearing, foul language, and insults within the complete variety of the English language. whereas the emphasis is on American and British English, the several significant international kinds corresponding to Australian, Canadian, South African, and Caribbean English also are included.

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