An Encyclopedia of Swearing, 1st Edition

  • Geoffrey Hughes
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  • ISBN-10: 0765621126
  • ISBN-13: 9780765621122
  • Grade Level Range: 11th Grade - College Senior
  • 572 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released November 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Entries cover the full range of swearing and foul language in English, including fascinating details on the history and origins of each term and the social context in which it found expression. Categories include blasphemy, obscenity, profanity, the categorization of women and races, and modal varieties, such as the ritual insults of Renaissance flyting and modern sounding or playing the dozens.

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"This erudite guide will prove popular with word lovers everywhere, but is essential acquisition for academic libraries." --Lawrence Looks at Books, October 2006

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Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: Abbreviations.
2: Abjuration.
3: Affidavit.
4: Aliens.
5: Alliteration.
6: Anathema.
7: Anatomical Insults.
8: Anglo-Saxon Period.
9: Anglo-Saxon Terms.
10: Animal Terms.
11: Ass/Arse.
12: Asseveration.
13: Attestation.
14: Australia.
15: Barbarian.
16: Bastard.
17: Bawdy.
18: Beggar.
19: Berk.
20: Bible.
21: Billingsgate.
22: Bitch.
23: Blacks.
24: Blason Populaire.
25: Blasphemy.
26: Blast.
27: Bloody.
28: Body Language and Gesture.
29: Bowdler, Dr. Thomas.
30: Bowdlerization.
31: Broadcasting.
32: Bugger.
33: Bum.
34: Burns, Robert.
35: Bywords of Swearing.
36: Canada.
37: Caribbean.
38: Catholics.
39: Caxton, William.
40: Censorship.
41: Charms.
42: Chaucer, Geoffrey.
43: Cherles Termes.
44: Children, Swearing in.
45: Chinese, the.
46: Christ.
47: Cinema.
48: Class and Swearing.
49: Cleland, John.
50: Cock.
51: Collier Controversy.
52: Comics.
53: Communism.
54: Comstockery.
55: Coolie.
56: Coon.
57: Coprolalia.
58: Copulation.
59: Cowardice.
60: Crap.
61: Crimen Injuria.
62: Cuckoldry.
63: Cunt.
64: Curse and Cursing.
65: Damn.
66: Devil, the.
67: Dickens, Charles.
68: Dictionaries.
69: Disability and Deformity.
70: Disease.
71: Disguise Mechanisms.
72: Dogs.
73: Dozens, the.
74: Drat.
75: Dunbar, William.
76: Dysphemisms.
77: English, the.
78: Ethnic Insults.
79: Etymologies.
80: Euphemisms.
81: Expletives.
82: Fabliau, the.
83: Fanny.
84: Farmer, John S., and William E. Henley.
85: Fart.
86: Fashion in Swearing.
87: Feminization of Opprobrious Terms.
88: Fines and Penalties.
89: Fishwife.
90: Flexibility.
91: Flexner, Stuart Berg.
92: Flyting.
93: Folk Etymology.
94: Formal Oaths.
95: Formulas in Swearing.
96: Forswearing.
97: Foul Language.
98: "Four-Letter" Words.
99: French, the.
100: Frig, Frigging.
101: Fuck.
102: Gender in Swearing.
103: Genitalia.
104: Germans.
105: Git.
106: God, Euphemisms for.
107: Goddam/Goddamn.
108: God's Wounds.
109: Gook.
110: Goon.
111: Gorblimey.
112: Graffiti.
113: Graves, Robert.
114: Grose, Captain Francis.
115: Grundy, Mrs..
116: Hate Speech.
117: Heathen, Infidel, and Pagan.
118: Hell.
119: Hollywood.
120: Homosexuals.
121: Honky.
122: Hottentot.
123: Hun.
124: Impact.
125: Imprecation.
126: India, Swearing in.
127: Indians, North American.
128: Innovation.
129: Instability of Swearing Terms.
130: Irish, The.
131: Italians.
132: Japanese, the.
133: Jesus.
134: Jews.
135: Johnson, Dr. Samuel.
136: Jonson, Ben.
137: Kaffir.
138: Knave.
Lady Chatterley's Lover.
139: Larkin, Philip.
140: Lawsuits.
141: Literature.
142: Lord.
143: Lord Chamberlain.
144: Loss of Intensity, Weakening, or Verbicide.
145: Lousy.
146: Mahomet/Mohammed.
Maledicta.
147: Malediction.
148: Mamet, David.
149: Master of the Revels.
150: Masturbation.
151: Medieval Period.
152: Mencken, H.L..
153: Minced Oaths.
154: Moralization of Status Words.
155: Motherfucker.
156: Nicknames.
157: Nigger.
158: Non-Jurors.
159: Obscenity.
Oxford English Dictionary.
160: Oz Magazine.
161: Partridge, Eric.
162: Perjury.
163: Phonetic Patterns.
164: Pidgin English.
165: Piss.
166: Police.
167: Political Correctness.
168: Political Names.
169: Pom, Pommy.
170: Popular Culture.
171: Pornography.
172: Poverty.
173: Prat.
174: Press, the.
175: Profanity.
176: Promiscuity.
177: Prostitutes.
178: Psychology of Swearing and Foul Language.
179: Punk.
Pygmalion.
180: Quakers and Shakers.
181: Quean and Queen.
182: Queer.
183: Rabelais, François.
184: Rap.
185: Rascal.
186: Recantation.
187: Reclamation of Opprobrious Terms.
188: Red.