A dictionary of invective : a treasury of curses, insults, put-downs, and other formerly unprintable terms from Anglo-Saxon times to the present
An anecdotal reference to the many "bad" words with which the English language is blessed. The author describes how the functions of abuse have evolved and how the conflict between taboo and freedom of expression continues to affect the way we express ourselves.
Print Book, English, 1991
Hale, London, 1991
viii, 435 pages ; 25 cm