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Verbatim by Erin McKean
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Jul 12, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: top-20, words-and-language, you-ll-snort-milk-thru-your-nose

God, I love this book! Where else are you going to find a fascinating exegesis of the use of slang in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, a discussion of the specific nuances of language within the S/M community, and a discussion of dirty words down the centuries in a single volume? Buy a copy for yourself and several more for your friends who like to explore the back alleys of language.
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