Watch Your Fucking Language: How to Swear Effectively, Explained in Explicit Detail and Enhanced by Numerous Examples Taken from Everyday Life
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Watch Your Fucking Language: How to Swear Effectively, Explained in Explicit Detail and Enhanced by Numerous Examples Taken from Everyday Life

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Let the squeamish beware!

Watch Your F*cking Language takes a no-holds-barred approach to taboo words and expressions. It shows you how to use them to your advantage -- and have fun doing so. Building on the lessons learned in English as a Second F*cking Language, this book emphasizes traditional English swears as well as powerful (and hidden) expressions from other culture
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Paperback, 112 pages
Published November 3rd 2004 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Laura
There were some nuggets of awesomeness throughout what was largely a mediocre - and relatively nasty - book. After having read his first book, I expected this one to expand in a good direction...i.e. creative and magnificent swearing. Well, it did expand, but mostly in areas related to crass & vulgar slang for various body parts and sexual acts. THAT might be "swearing," but I'm more inclined to call it nasty language. A good swear does not make you throw up a little in your mouth at the men...more
Mel
Sep 07, 2008 Mel rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: non-fic
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Bill
Nov 28, 2008 Bill rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fiction writers, pedants, Sociology students.
Shelves: reference
Good reference book for fiction writers or students researching a paper on language - particularly slang and colloquialism. This book concentrates more on usage than origins - and that's fine. I suspect the author wrote this to make a quick buck (cynic that I am) but I bought the book, read it, and spent the time to write this review. But, I didn't really learn anything I didn't already know from many years of drunken conversation in the corner bar...
Amy
What did I learn from this book? I learned that sex toys are banned in Alabama. Interesting, because I used to live in Huntsville, Alabama where the opening of the first drive-through "romance" shop, Pleasures, made news.

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Alexis
A funny look into meanings of words and how in the blink of an eye you can go from sounding like a douche to sounding like a trailer trash goddess.
Beth
I kept this in my purse and read a few pages when I had some downtime. Very funny (just don't let little ones see the front cover due to the title)!
Steve Mitchell
This book is basically a guide on how to swear effectively; I am from Essex, I require no lessons. Very funny though.
Jessica
It was okay. Interesting enough, but not a great work of literature or anything, obviously.
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Sterling Johnson--pseudonym of California writer Jeffrey Whitmore--is the author of the St. Martin's Press bestseller ENGLISH AS A SECOND F*CKING LANGUAGE ("Great f*cking book!"--Stephen King) and WATCH YOUR F*CKING LANGUAGE ("One of those rare smart and funny books."--Penn Jillette).

Whitmore is also the author of the 55-word classic "Bedtime Story" ("rather wonderful"--The Cambridge Introduction...more
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