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characters The F-Word ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ê [Reading] ➶ The F-Word ➬ Jesse Sheidlower – Danpashley.co.uk We all know what frak popularized by television's cult hit Battlestar Galactica really means But what about feck Or ferkin Or foul as in FUBAR or Fouled Up Beyond All RecognitionIn a thoroughly updateTry of James Cranstoun to the bawdy parodies of LordRochester in the seventeenth century torecent uses by Ernest Hemingway Jack Kerouac Ann Sexton Norman Mailer Liz Phair Anthony Bourdain Junot Diaz Jenna Jameson Amy Winehouse Jon Stewart and Bono whose use of the word at the Grammys nearly got him fined by the FCCCollectively these references and thethan one hundred new entries they illustrate double the size of The F Word since its previous edition Thousands of added uotations come from newly available electronic databases and the resources of the OED expanding the range of uotations to coverBritish Canadian Australian New Zealand Irish and South African uses in addition to American ones Thus we le. I admit I am one of those people who has been known to thumb casually through a dictionary just for fun A good dictionary is essentially a fascinating collision of menu and short story collection and not just a simple referenceThe F Word is an intense version of that experience many entries are uite rich in history and it is easy to treat this dictionary as if it were in fact an impressively focused work of postmodern fictionBut it is in fact a dictionary And one that appears to be the product of a significant amount of research It has occupied a prominent position on my shelf for a couple years now and I find myself still coming back to it over and over againAlso it makes for a fantastic presented for any profane word nerds in your life

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We all know what frak popularized by television's cult hit Battlestar Galactica really means But what about feck Or ferkin Or foul as in FUBAR or Fouled Up Beyond All RecognitionIn a thoroughly updated edition of The F Word Jesse Sheidlower offers a rich revealing look at the f bomb and its illimitable uses Since the fifteenth century no other word has been adapted interpreted euphemized censored and shouted with as much ardor or force imagine Dick Cheney tellingDemocratic Senator Patrick Leahy to go damn himself on the Senate floor it doesn't have uite the same impact as what was really said Sheidlower cites this and other notorious examples throughout history from the satiric sixteenth century poe. I reviewed this book for my graduate level English Linguistics class It's a dictionary of f words and I used the f work like 69 times in my ten page book report I loved my report so much that I emailed it to the author Jesse Sheidlower Still waiting on his opinion Anyway if your Linguistics or English professor is cool in the least they'll let you review this for any reason

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The F WordArn why a fugly must hone his or her sense of humor why Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau muttered fuddle duddle in the Commons and why Fanny Adams is so sweet A fascinatingintroductory essay explores the word's history reputation and changing popularity over time and a new Foreword by comedian actor and author Lewis Black offers readers a smart and entertaining take on the book and its subject matterOxford dictionaries have won renown for their expansive historical approach to words and their etymologies The F Word offers all that andin an entertaining and informative look at a word that while now largely accepted as an integral part of the English language still confounds provokesand scandaliz. Unfortunate the hallowed Oxford University Press saw fit to wade into the lexical cesspool in an attempt to ape the VIZ Profanisaurus and came out with this five item faux scholarly embarrassment In future please be content with maintaining the OED we need you