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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.
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July 14th, 2005
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Atlantic Books
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