Swearing: A Social History Of Foul Language, Oaths, And Profanity In English
Swearing: A Social History Of Foul Language, Oaths, And Profanity In English

Swearing: A Social History Of Foul Language, Oaths, And Profanity In English

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Tracing the history of swearing from ancient Anglo-Saxon traditions and those of the Middle Ages, through Shakespeare, the Enlightenment and the Victorians, to the Lady Chatterley trial and various current trends, Geoffrey Hughes explores a fascinating, little discussed yet irrespressible part of our linguistic heritage. This second edition contains a Postscript updating various contemporary developments, such as the growth of Political Correctness.

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