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An Encyclopedia of Swearing

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s/t: The Social History of Oaths, Profanity, Foul Language & Ethnic Slurs in the English-speaking World
This is the only encyclopedia and social history of swearing and foul language in the English-speaking world. It covers the various social dynamics that generate swearing, foul language, and insults in the entire range of the English language. While the emphasis is on
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Hardcover, 573 pages
Published May 23rd 2006 by Routledge (first published January 1st 2006)
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As good as its title implies. It would have won an additional star if it was better organized. Its entries varied in focus.
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