Swearing: A Social History of Foul Language, Oaths and Profanity in English by Geoffrey Hughes

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Tracing the history of swearing from ancient Anglo-Saxon traditions and those of the Middle Ages, through Shakespeare, the Enlightenment and the Victorians, to the Lady Chatterley trial and various current trends, Geoffrey Hughes explores a fascinating, little discussed yet irrepressible part of our linguistic heritage.

Penguin, 1998.
ISBN:9780140267075. 292 pp.
Softcover. Fine.