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F-Word

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ISBN-10: 0195393112

ISBN-13: 9780195393118

Edition: 3rd 2009

Authors: Jesse Sheidlower, Lewis Black

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We all know what frak, popularized by television's cult hit Battlestar Galactica, really means. But what about feck? Or ferkin? Or foul--as in FUBAR, or "Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition"? In a thoroughly updated edition of The F-Word, Jesse Sheidlower offers a rich, revealing look at the f-bomb and its illimitable uses. Since the fifteenth century, no other word has been adapted, interpreted, euphemized, censored, and shouted with as much ardor or force; imagine Dick Cheney telling Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy to "go damn himself" on the Senate floor--it doesn't have quite the same impact as what was really said. Sheidlower cites this and other notorious examples throughout history,…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/4/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Lewis Black is a contributor for the following Black Dog & Leventhal Title: The Friar's Club Private Joke File