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Dirty Words in the Dictionary with Jesse Sheidlower

    01/24/2012 - 7:00pm
    Jesse Sheidlower, Editor at Large of the Oxford English Dictionary and author of The F-Word, knows his linguistic bombs. He’ll give us a look behind the scenes at the OED, explaining how, when, and why vulgarities get included, why most dictionaries think that it’s ungrammatical to [redacted] someone in the [redacted] with a [redacted], along with an overview of the f-bomb’s role in language from the sixteenth century to Jon Stewart. Fair warning: not for the easily offended. Facebook RSVP appreciated!
    By Jesse Sheidlower (Editor), Lewis Black (Foreword by)
    $16.95
    ISBN: 9780195393118
    Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
    Published: Oxford University Press, USA - September 2009

    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"?