Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Swearing a Social History of Foul Language, Oaths and Profanity in English

by Geoffrey Hughes

  • ISBN: 9780140267075
  • ISBN10: 0140267077

Swearing a Social History of Foul Language, Oaths and Profanity in English

by Geoffrey Hughes

  • List Price: $19.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 2
  • Publisher: Penguin USA
  • Publish date: 09/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9780140267075
  • ISBN10: 0140267077
used Add to Cart $1.67
You save: 91%
Marketplace Item
new Add to Cart $12.02
You save: 37%
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
Description: Swearing in the English language has a long history that encompasses a rich variety of modes, including heroic oaths, sacred undertakings, profane and blasphemous curses, taboo insults charged with sexual and excremental "four-letter" words, competitive foul language, and racist "hate speech". Tracing the history of this intriguing cultural phenomenon from its Anglo-Saxon traditions and those of the Middle Ages, through Shakespeare, the Enlightenment, and the Victorian Era to the Lady Chatterley's Lover trial and various current trends, Geoffrey Hughes explores a fascinating, little-discussed, yet irrepressible part of our linguistic heritage. This edition contains a new Postscript updating various contemporary developments, such as the growth of political correctness.
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Owls Books
Location: Toledo, OH
Condition: Like New
Unread copy in near perfect condition.
Price:
$1.67
Comments:
Unread copy in near perfect condition.
Seller: Owls Books
Location: Toledo, OH
Condition: Good
All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor
[...]
Price:
$1.67
Comments:
All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor
[...]
Seller: Hippo Books
Location: Toledo, OH
Condition: Acceptable
Noticeably used book. Text is legible but may be soiled and have binding
[...]
Price:
$1.67
Comments:
Noticeably used book. Text is legible but may be soiled and have binding
[...]
Seller: AwesomeBooksUSA
Location: Valley Cottage, NY
Condition: Very Good
This book is in very good condition. The cover may have some limited signs of
[...]
Price:
$3.33
Comments:
This book is in very good condition. The cover may have some limited signs of
[...]
Seller: AwesomeBooksUSA
Location: Valley Cottage, NY
Condition: Good
Book in good or better condition. Dispatched same day from US or UK warehouse.
Price:
$3.33
Comments:
Book in good or better condition. Dispatched same day from US or UK warehouse.
Seller: HPB-Diamond
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$3.65
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: Midtown Scholar Bookstore
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Condition: Good
0140267077 some shelfwear but still NICE! -may have remainder mark or previous owner's name.
Price:
$4.47
Comments:
0140267077 some shelfwear but still NICE! -may have remainder mark or previous owner's name.
Seller: HPB Inc.
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$4.50
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: HPB-Blue
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$4.50
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: HPB-Diamond
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$4.50
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: Powell's Books
Location: Portland, OR
Condition: Acceptable
Price:
$6.81
Comments:
Seller: Half Price Books Inc
Location: Dallas, TX
Condition: Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Price:
$7.18
Comments:
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
Seller: Magnus Berglund, Book Seller
Location: Amador City, CA
Condition: Very Good
Shipping Icon
Nice, clean, tight copy with previous owner name on top of first page.
Price:
$9.00
Comments:
Nice, clean, tight copy with previous owner name on top of first page.
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).