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The Resource Holy shit : a brief history of swearing, Melissa Mohr

Holy shit : a brief history of swearing, Melissa Mohr

Label
Holy shit : a brief history of swearing
Title
Holy shit
Title remainder
a brief history of swearing
Statement of responsibility
Melissa Mohr
Title variation
Holy sh*t
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Almost everyone swears, or worries about not swearing, from the two year-old who has just discovered the power of potty mouth to the grandma who wonders why every other word she hears is obscene. Whether they express anger or exhilaration, are meant to insult or to commend, swear words perform a crucial role in language. But swearing is also a uniquely well-suited lens through which to look at history, offering a fascinating record of what people care about on the deepest levels of a culture--what's divine, what's terrifying, and what's taboo. Holy Sh*t tells the story of two kinds of swearing--obscenities and oaths--from ancient Rome and the Bible to today
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mohr, Melissa
Dewey number
417/.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE3724.S85
LC item number
.M65 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Swearing
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
Target audience
adult
Label
Holy shit : a brief history of swearing, Melissa Mohr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 88
  • 4
  • Rise of Obscenity: The Renaissance
  • 129
  • 5
  • Age of Euphemism: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
  • 173
  • 6
  • "Fuck 'Em All": Swearing in the Twentieth Century and Beyond
  • 227
  • 1
  • To Speak with Roman Plainness: Ancient Rome
  • 16
  • 2
  • On Earth as It Is in Heaven: The Bible
  • 55
  • 3
  • Swearing God to Pieces: The Middle Ages
Control code
ocn808810910
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 316 pages
Isbn
9780199742677
Lccn
2012034513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
417.2 M726 ; XX-N ; jll ; c1306BT3.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 808810910
  • (Sirsi) 808810910
  • (OCoLC)808810910
Label
Holy shit : a brief history of swearing, Melissa Mohr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 88
  • 4
  • Rise of Obscenity: The Renaissance
  • 129
  • 5
  • Age of Euphemism: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
  • 173
  • 6
  • "Fuck 'Em All": Swearing in the Twentieth Century and Beyond
  • 227
  • 1
  • To Speak with Roman Plainness: Ancient Rome
  • 16
  • 2
  • On Earth as It Is in Heaven: The Bible
  • 55
  • 3
  • Swearing God to Pieces: The Middle Ages
Control code
ocn808810910
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 316 pages
Isbn
9780199742677
Lccn
2012034513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
417.2 M726 ; XX-N ; jll ; c1306BT3.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 808810910
  • (Sirsi) 808810910
  • (OCoLC)808810910

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