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The anatomy of swearing

Author: Ashley Montagu
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ashley Montagu
ISBN: 0812217640 9780812217643
OCLC Number: 1016283439
Notes: Originally published: New York : Macmillan, 1967.
Description: xi, 370 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: why swearing? --
The antiquity of swearing --
Cursing --
The origin of swearing: the curse and the oath --
Why do men swear? The physiology and psychology of swearing --
Words used in swearing: their sources and the forms of swearing --
The history of swearing: before the Reformation --
Swearing in Shakespeare --
Swearing in the seventeenth century --
Swearing in the seventeenth century: as observed in the Urquhart and Motteux translation of Rabelais --
Swearing in the eighteenth century --
Swearing in the nineteenth century --
Bloody: the natural history of a word --
Damn! --
The four-letter words --
Olla-Podrida.
Responsibility: Ashley Montagu.

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