Fuck: The History of Fucking Swearing is a detailed journey through the formation and provocation of swearing through out history. Covering areas such as the Bible, foreign languages and popular culture. The History of Fucking Swearing shows how far and wide the likes of asshole and ballocks have reached.
Despite your mum’s best efforts, cussing is mainstream. This book is a treasure trove of interesting information about the history of swearing. Consider this the bible of the Swearing Club. As a fucking awesome member you really need this puppy.
Swearing is and always has been regarded as undereducated, obscene, rude and profane in society. It has been censored, forbidden and the institutions of power continue to ban it from society and all media. Yet despite your mum’s best efforts, cussing is mainstream. It’s even more than that, it’s an integrated part of our culture. We have used profane language since the beginning of time. The number of times we swear is huge. It happens almost automatically and you would have to almost force yourself if you’d want to stop using them.
We don’t plan to use them, you wouldn’t think twice about shouting the word “fuck” if you were to hurt yourself. It happens automatically and that’s the interesting point. So is swearing an instinct then? Where did it actually come from and when did it become such a bad thing? What’s the fucking history of swearing? Where does the hidden power of these words even come from? Why does it make you feel so great?
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