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Swearing: A Social History of Foul Language, Oaths, and Profanity in English


Extreame Savings Item! Save 48% on the Swearing: A Social History of Foul Language, Oaths, and Profanity in English by Penguin Books at Translate This Website. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. 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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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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Manufacturer:Penguin Books
Publisher:Penguin Books
Studio:Penguin Books
EAN:9780140267075
Item Weight:0.46 pounds
Item Size:0.55 x 7.78 x 7.78 inches
Package Weight:0.53 pounds
Package Size:5.04 x 0.79 x 0.79 inches

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