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A Good Look at Bad Language

Book - 2005
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A look at the power of words to shock, offend, insult, amuse, exaggerate, let off steam, establish relationships, and communicate deep-felt emotions, this book seeks to discover how what was once considered unfit-for-company argot has become standard fare.
Publisher: New York : Free Press, [2005]
Copyright Date: ℗♭2005
ISBN: 9780743274340
Branch Call Number: 422 W132
Characteristics: vii, 290 pages ; 20 cm


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Lexicon_ Jan 03, 2013

Wajnryb is very witty and she makes some great points but, although the chapters are specified as pertaining to one word, they wander back and forth. At times, this makes for a circuitous read. Her point seems lost.

The Epilogue fairly sums up the book, if you're short on time. This is kind of sad, given it is less than 10 pages, and the book itself is over 200.


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