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Dirty Words

The Story of Sex Talk

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Dirty Words: The Story of Sex Talk by Mark Morton
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What flower takes its name from the human testicle? Is your husband rantallion? Does your wife sport a merkin? What's a wittol, and why were they once drummed out of town while sitting backwards on a horse? Is sacofricosis a crime, a disease or an hors d'oeuvre? Morton roams through centuries of etymological lore to explain the origins of the language of love and sex. It is the perfect book for language-lovers and lovers alike.

Author Biography

Mark Morton is the author of Cupboard Love: A Dictionary of Culinary Curiosities. He is an assistant professor of English at the University of Winnipeg, and language columnist for CBC Radio's Definitely Not the Opera. He lives in Winnipeg.
Release date NZ
July 14th, 2005
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
illustrations
Imprint
Atlantic Books
Pages
272
ISBN-13
9781843543848
Product ID
1695201

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