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A dictionary of invective : a treasury of curses, insults, put-downs and other formerly unprintable terms from Anglo-Saxon times to the present / Hugh Rawson.

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Author/Creator:
Rawson, Hugh.
Language:
English.
Beginning date:
1991
Imprint:
London : Hale, 1991.
Format:
  • Book
  • viii, 435 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references.
Publisher's Summary:
An anecdotal reference to the many "bad" words with which the English language is blessed. The author describes how the functions of abuse have evolved and how the conflict between taboo and freedom of expression continues to affect the way we express ourselves.
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Related Work:
Treasury of curses, insults, put-downs, and other formerly unprintable terms from Anglo-Saxon times to the present.
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ISBN:
0709043996
9780709043997

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