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Blue Streak:: Swearing, Free Speech, and Sexual Harrassment
A funny, provocative, and knowledgeable book about cursing and swearing, Blue Streak includes chapters on political correctness and on foul-ups in the workplace and in the courts caused by language regulations. It explores the tendency of men to swear more than women, the history and implications of some of the more common swear words, and obscenity in social, personal, an ...more
Hardcover, 179 pages
Published July 30th 1996 by Random House
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When the blurb promises that the conflict between the impulse to profanity and social norms will be treated with "insight and humor", we are entitled to expect more than the litany of well-worn stereotypes that opens Blue Streak. Richard Dooling declares straight off that he intends to offend every well-meaning woman, and addresses himself to other men: "Even the title [of Deborah Tannen's [book:You Just Don't Understand|147222]] tells you it's definitely not a guy book, because it sounds like a ...more