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Nine Nasty Words by John McWhorter

McWhorter’s Nine Nasty Words explores the history of renowned English swear words, providing an educational and entertaining experience. The well-written and well-researched book combines history, sociology, and pop culture to investigate the three stages of swearing throughout the development of the English language. The accounts of metaphorical word evolution in the book are particularly fascinating. A truly interesting and appropriate book for language enthusiasts.  


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Nine Nasty Words: English in the Gutter: Then, Now, and Forever By John McWhorter Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593421383
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Avery - October 10th, 2023