Swearing - Hughes, Geoffrey

Swearing in the English language encompasses a rich variety of modes. Tracing the history of this intriguing cultural phenomenon from its Anglo-Saxon traditions through the Middle Ages, the Enlightenment, and the Victorian Era, Geoffrey Hughes explores a fascinating, little-discussed, yet irrepressible, part of our linguistic heritage.

Swearing 1998, Penguin Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780140267075

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Swearing 1992, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780631165934

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