By Geoffrey Hughes

this can be the single encyclopedia of the social historical past of swearing and foul language within the English-speaking international. It covers many of the social dynamics that generate swearing, foul language, and insults within the complete diversity of the English language. whereas the emphasis is on American and British English, the various significant international forms equivalent to Australian, Canadian, South African, and Caribbean English also are included.

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