An Irreverent History of the F-word

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An amusing, informative, controversial and utterly irreverent history of the world's favorite word. F, U, C and K - four letters that can cause outrage, scandal, embarrassment or instant relief if you hit your thumb with a hammer. In this wide-ranging and frequently hilarious history of the F-word, Rufus Lodge searches out the origins of our language's most popular obscenity, and chronicles its dramatic arrival in our everyday lives. As he discovers, the F-word can be heard among aristocrats and astronauts, rock stars and royals, poets and politicians, even in the company of Father Ted and Basil Brush. No-one is safe from the F-word's outrageous progress, as innocent animals, fragrant mothers and squeaky-clean TV hosts are dragged into the fray. The cast of characters includes Shakespeare, the Beatles, Andy Murray, T.S. Eliot, Elton, Camilla and everyone unfortunate enough to live in an Austrian town with a very embarrassing name. F*** is a cavalcade of priceless anecdotes, historical research, filthy jokes and definitions too devious for any decent dictionary - guaranteed to make you laugh, and broaden your vocabulary*. * The publisher takes no responsibility for any embarrassment caused when readers drop the F-bomb after reading this book.
Publisher: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers UK : Made available through hoopla, 2013.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780007539505
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 26 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Grant, Richard E.
hoopla digital
Alternative Title: Fuck


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Jun 23, 2018

If you are at all interested in hearing about the origins of just about everyone's favourite F-word - Then - This cute and compact little volume is guaranteed to clue you into WTF? it's all about.

With the F-word's origins completely covered in this book's first 16 pages - (author) Rufus Lodge spends the rest of the 145 pages reciting filler anecdotes, and such, where the F-word plays a prominent role in all of the drama of profanity.

To be sure - This book has both its good moments, as well as its not-so-good moments, too.

IMO - You'd honestly think that a book showcasing the F-word would (indeed) be an absolute riot to read - But - Nope - In this jaded day and age that we live in, it isn't.


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