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Swearing

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

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Swearing by Geoffrey Hughes
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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.

Author Biography

Geoffrey Hughes is Professor of History of the English Language at the University of the Witwatersand, Johannesburg.
Release date NZ
March 26th, 1998
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Penguin Books Ltd
Pages
304
Dimensions
1x1x1
ISBN-13
9780140267075
Product ID
1688282

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