13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Superb insight into the evolution of modern insults!,
This review is from: Filthy English: The How, Why, When and What of Everyday Swearing (Paperback)
I was drawn to this book purely for the cover, I was intrigued to know its contents and, not normally my genre of reading, however I decided to take a chance. I am glad I did this was a really fascinating read I loved (nearly!) every page on it. Certainly not for the faint-hearted!! There is no shying away from the more explicit words or explainations for their origins. But absolutely brilliant I really did enjoy the majority of this book, the last few chapters about censorship etc becomes a bit more anecdotal and wasn't as interesting as the other chapters.
However, I would highly recommend this book to anyone, with or without an interest in language, this is a fabulous read!