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An encyclopedia of swearing : the social history of oaths, profanity, foul language, and ethnic slurs in the English-speaking world, Geoffrey Hughes

Label
An encyclopedia of swearing : the social history of oaths, profanity, foul language, and ethnic slurs in the English-speaking world
Title
An encyclopedia of swearing
Title remainder
the social history of oaths, profanity, foul language, and ethnic slurs in the English-speaking world
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Hughes
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the only encyclopedia and social history of swearing and foul language in the English-speaking world. It covers the various social dynamics that generate swearing, foul language, and insults in the entire range of the English language. While the emphasis is on American and British English, the different major global varieties, such as Australian, Canadian, South African, and Caribbean English are also covered. A-Z entries cover the full range of swearing and foul language in English, including fascinating details on the history and origins of each term and the social context in which it found expression. Categories include blasphemy, obscenity, profanity, the categorization of women and races, and modal varieties, such as the ritual insults of Renaissance flyting and modern sounding or playing the dozens. Entries cover the historical dimension of the language, from Anglo-Saxon heroic oaths and the surprising power of medieval profanity, to the strict censorship of the Renaissance and the vibrant, modern language of the streets. Social factors, such as stereotyping, xenophobia, and the dynamics of ethnic slurs, as well as age and gender differences in swearing are also addressed, along with the major taboo words and the complex and changing nature of religious, sexual, and racial taboos. ... Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hughes, Geoffrey
Dewey number
427/.09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE3724.O3
LC item number
H84 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • English language
  • Blessing and cursing
  • Invective
  • Swearing
  • Anglais (Langue)
  • Anglais (Langue)
  • Bénédiction et malédiction
  • Invectives
  • Jurons
  • Anglais (Langue)
  • Anglais (Langue)
  • Bénédiction et malédiction
  • Invectives
  • Jurons
  • Blessing and cursing
  • English language
  • English language
  • Invective
  • Swearing
  • Vloeken
  • Obsceniteiten
  • Scheldwoorden
  • Engels
  • Englisch
  • Fluch
  • Obszönität
  • Slang
  • Slang
  • Obszönität
  • Fluch
  • Englisch
Label
An encyclopedia of swearing : the social history of oaths, profanity, foul language, and ethnic slurs in the English-speaking world, Geoffrey Hughes
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0512/2005012793.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 521-522) 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
  • Preface -- Introduction -- Abbreviations -- Abjuration -- Aliens -- Alliteration -- Anathema -- Anatomical Insults -- Anglo-Saxon Period -- Anglo-Saxon Terms -- Animal Terms -- Ass/Arse -- Asseveration -- Attestation -- Australia -- Barbarian -- Bastard -- Bawdy -- Beggar -- Berk -- Bible -- Billingsgate -- Bitch -- Blacks -- Blason Populaire -- Blasphemy -- Blast -- Bloody -- Body Language and Gesture -- Bowdler, Dr. Thomas -- Bowdlerization -- Broadcasting -- Bugger -- Bum -- Burns, Robert -- Bywords of Swearing -- Canada -- Caribbean -- Catholics -- Caxton, William -- Censorship -- Charms -- Chaucer, Geoffrey -- "Cherles Termes" -- Children, Swearing in -- Chinese, The -- Christ -- Cinema -- Class and Swearing -- Cleland, John -- Cock -- Collier Controversy -- Comics -- Communism -- Comstockery -- Coolie -- Coon -- Coprolalia -- Copulation -- Cowardice -- Crap -- Crimen Injuria -- Cuckoldry -- Cunt -- Curse and Cursing -- Damn -- Devil, The -- Dickens, Charles -- Dictionaries
  • Disability and Deformity -- Disease -- Disguise Mechanisms -- Dogs -- Dozens, The -- Drat -- Dunbar, William -- Dysphemisms -- English, The -- Ethnic Insults -- Etymologies -- Euphemisms -- Expletives -- Fabliaux, The -- Fanny -- Farmer, John S. and William E. Henley -- Fart -- Fashion in Swearing -- Feminization of Opprobrious Terms -- Fines and Penalties -- Fishwife -- Flexibility -- Flexner, Stuart Berg -- Flyting -- Folk Etymology -- Formal Oaths -- Formulas in Swearing -- Forswearing -- Foul Language -- Letter" Words -- French, The -- Frig, Frigging -- Fuck -- Gender in Swearing -- Genitalia -- Germans -- Git -- God -- God's Wounds -- Goddam/Goddamn -- Gook -- Goon -- Gorblimey -- Graffiti -- Graves, Robert -- Grose, Captain Francis -- Grundy, Mrs -- Hate Speech -- Heathen, Infidel, and Pagan -- Hell -- Hollywood -- Homosexuals -- Honky -- Hottentot -- Hun -- Impact -- Imprecation -- Incest, See Mother-Fucker -- India, Swearing in Indians, North American -- Innovation
  • Instability of Swearing Terms -- Irish, The -- Italians -- Japanese, The -- Jesus -- Jews -- Johnson, Dr Samuel -- Jonson, Ben -- Kaffir -- Knave -- Lady Chatterley's Lover -- Larkin, Philip -- Lawsuits -- Literature -- Lord -- Lord Chamberlain -- Loss of Intensity, Weakening, or Verbicide -- Lousy -- Mahomet/Mohammed -- Maledicta -- Malediction -- Mamet, David -- Master of the Revels -- Masturbation -- Medieval Period -- Mencken, H.L. -- Minced Oaths -- Moralization of Status Words -- Motherfucker -- Nicknames -- Nigger -- Non-Jurors -- Obscenity -- Oxford English Dictionary -- Oz Magazine -- Partridge, Eric -- Perjury -- Phonetic Patterns -- Pidgin English -- Piss -- Police -- Political Correctness -- Political Names -- Pom, Pommy -- Popular Culture -- Pornography -- Poverty -- Prat -- Press, The -- Profanity -- Promiscuity -- Prostitutes -- Psychology of Swearing and Foul Language -- Punk -- Pygmalion -- Quakers and Shakers -- Quean and Queen -- Queer -- Rabelais, François -- Rap
  • Rascal -- Recantation -- Reclamation of Opprobrious Terms -- Red -- Reformation, The -- Register -- Religious Oaths -- Renaissance, The -- Renegade -- Restoration, The -- Rhyme -- Rhyming Slang -- Rhythm -- Riddles -- Roarer -- Rochester, The Earl of Rogue -- Rude Words, Semantic Field of Rufflers -- Saints' Names -- Sambo -- Scatology -- Scold -- Scots -- Semantic Changes and Trends -- Shakespeare, William -- Shaw, George Bernard, See "Pygmalion" -- Shit Words -- "Shock Jocks" -- Shrew -- Slang -- Soldiers Andsailors -- Son of a Bitch -- South Africa -- Spells -- Sports -- Sterne, Laurence -- Stupidity -- Swift, Jonathan -- Syphilis -- Taboo -- Thou -- Treachery -- Turd -- Twain, Mark -- Twat -- Tynan, Kenneth -- "U" and Non-"U" -- Uncle Tom -- Unparliamentary Language -- Victorian Age -- Villain -- Virago -- War -- Webster and His Dictionaries -- Welsh -- Whitehouse, Mrs Mary -- Whore and Whoreson -- Witch -- Wog -- Women, Stereotypes of Women, Swearing in Word-Field of Swearing -- Word Magic -- Word of Honor -- Wretch -- Xenophobia -- Yankee -- Zounds -- Chronology
Control code
ocm60323487
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxv, 573 pages
Isbn
9780765612311
Lccn
2005012793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o60323487
  • (OCoLC)60323487
Label
An encyclopedia of swearing : the social history of oaths, profanity, foul language, and ethnic slurs in the English-speaking world, Geoffrey Hughes
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0512/2005012793.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 521-522) 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
  • Preface -- Introduction -- Abbreviations -- Abjuration -- Aliens -- Alliteration -- Anathema -- Anatomical Insults -- Anglo-Saxon Period -- Anglo-Saxon Terms -- Animal Terms -- Ass/Arse -- Asseveration -- Attestation -- Australia -- Barbarian -- Bastard -- Bawdy -- Beggar -- Berk -- Bible -- Billingsgate -- Bitch -- Blacks -- Blason Populaire -- Blasphemy -- Blast -- Bloody -- Body Language and Gesture -- Bowdler, Dr. Thomas -- Bowdlerization -- Broadcasting -- Bugger -- Bum -- Burns, Robert -- Bywords of Swearing -- Canada -- Caribbean -- Catholics -- Caxton, William -- Censorship -- Charms -- Chaucer, Geoffrey -- "Cherles Termes" -- Children, Swearing in -- Chinese, The -- Christ -- Cinema -- Class and Swearing -- Cleland, John -- Cock -- Collier Controversy -- Comics -- Communism -- Comstockery -- Coolie -- Coon -- Coprolalia -- Copulation -- Cowardice -- Crap -- Crimen Injuria -- Cuckoldry -- Cunt -- Curse and Cursing -- Damn -- Devil, The -- Dickens, Charles -- Dictionaries
  • Disability and Deformity -- Disease -- Disguise Mechanisms -- Dogs -- Dozens, The -- Drat -- Dunbar, William -- Dysphemisms -- English, The -- Ethnic Insults -- Etymologies -- Euphemisms -- Expletives -- Fabliaux, The -- Fanny -- Farmer, John S. and William E. Henley -- Fart -- Fashion in Swearing -- Feminization of Opprobrious Terms -- Fines and Penalties -- Fishwife -- Flexibility -- Flexner, Stuart Berg -- Flyting -- Folk Etymology -- Formal Oaths -- Formulas in Swearing -- Forswearing -- Foul Language -- Letter" Words -- French, The -- Frig, Frigging -- Fuck -- Gender in Swearing -- Genitalia -- Germans -- Git -- God -- God's Wounds -- Goddam/Goddamn -- Gook -- Goon -- Gorblimey -- Graffiti -- Graves, Robert -- Grose, Captain Francis -- Grundy, Mrs -- Hate Speech -- Heathen, Infidel, and Pagan -- Hell -- Hollywood -- Homosexuals -- Honky -- Hottentot -- Hun -- Impact -- Imprecation -- Incest, See Mother-Fucker -- India, Swearing in Indians, North American -- Innovation
  • Instability of Swearing Terms -- Irish, The -- Italians -- Japanese, The -- Jesus -- Jews -- Johnson, Dr Samuel -- Jonson, Ben -- Kaffir -- Knave -- Lady Chatterley's Lover -- Larkin, Philip -- Lawsuits -- Literature -- Lord -- Lord Chamberlain -- Loss of Intensity, Weakening, or Verbicide -- Lousy -- Mahomet/Mohammed -- Maledicta -- Malediction -- Mamet, David -- Master of the Revels -- Masturbation -- Medieval Period -- Mencken, H.L. -- Minced Oaths -- Moralization of Status Words -- Motherfucker -- Nicknames -- Nigger -- Non-Jurors -- Obscenity -- Oxford English Dictionary -- Oz Magazine -- Partridge, Eric -- Perjury -- Phonetic Patterns -- Pidgin English -- Piss -- Police -- Political Correctness -- Political Names -- Pom, Pommy -- Popular Culture -- Pornography -- Poverty -- Prat -- Press, The -- Profanity -- Promiscuity -- Prostitutes -- Psychology of Swearing and Foul Language -- Punk -- Pygmalion -- Quakers and Shakers -- Quean and Queen -- Queer -- Rabelais, François -- Rap
  • Rascal -- Recantation -- Reclamation of Opprobrious Terms -- Red -- Reformation, The -- Register -- Religious Oaths -- Renaissance, The -- Renegade -- Restoration, The -- Rhyme -- Rhyming Slang -- Rhythm -- Riddles -- Roarer -- Rochester, The Earl of Rogue -- Rude Words, Semantic Field of Rufflers -- Saints' Names -- Sambo -- Scatology -- Scold -- Scots -- Semantic Changes and Trends -- Shakespeare, William -- Shaw, George Bernard, See "Pygmalion" -- Shit Words -- "Shock Jocks" -- Shrew -- Slang -- Soldiers Andsailors -- Son of a Bitch -- South Africa -- Spells -- Sports -- Sterne, Laurence -- Stupidity -- Swift, Jonathan -- Syphilis -- Taboo -- Thou -- Treachery -- Turd -- Twain, Mark -- Twat -- Tynan, Kenneth -- "U" and Non-"U" -- Uncle Tom -- Unparliamentary Language -- Victorian Age -- Villain -- Virago -- War -- Webster and His Dictionaries -- Welsh -- Whitehouse, Mrs Mary -- Whore and Whoreson -- Witch -- Wog -- Women, Stereotypes of Women, Swearing in Word-Field of Swearing -- Word Magic -- Word of Honor -- Wretch -- Xenophobia -- Yankee -- Zounds -- Chronology
Control code
ocm60323487
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxv, 573 pages
Isbn
9780765612311
Lccn
2005012793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o60323487
  • (OCoLC)60323487

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