Book Reviews of English as a Second F*cking Language : How to Swear Effectively, Explained in Detail with Numerous Examples Taken From Everyday Life

English as a Second F*cking Language : How to Swear Effectively, Explained in Detail with Numerous Examples Taken From Everyday Life
English as a Second Fcking Language How to Swear Effectively Explained in Detail with Numerous Examples Taken From Everyday Life
Author: Sterling Johnson
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ISBN-13: 9780312143299
ISBN-10: 031214329X
Publication Date: 6/15/1996
Pages: 96
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3 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed English as a Second F*cking Language : How to Swear Effectively, Explained in Detail with Numerous Examples Taken From Everyday Life on + 52 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
A vulgar and incredibly funny book. A quick read and entertaining, probably moreso for native English speakers. Covering many facets of cursing.

Excerpt: "Warning: Latin Terms
There is no need to give non-English names to our body parts. Avoid them. Such words often cloud rather than clarify the issue.

For example, the Latin word vagina is sometimes used instead of ****. This is unfortunate. Vagina is easily confused with Virginia- particularly when abbreviated.
On the eastern seaboard of America, "the Commonwealth of Va," is a state;on the West Coast it's a two-block area of Sunset Boulevard.
The two parts that suffer most from this confusion are the uvula and sternum. Neither are sexual organs, yet the unwary often treat them as such. The results can be both unpleasant and dangerous.

There are exceptions. For certain sexual acts- such as coginus and fensturbation- there are no English equivalents. They should be used only in the original Latin, usually in whispers.

example:
Camille: Doctor Benway, is coginus painful?
Benway: Yes, if it's done right.

example:
Wilma: What's your pet peeve, Bruce?
Bruce: I hate those Liberals who are always saying fensturbation is normal and natural- until you do it in front of them!"

Funny, but crude. Higher low-brow humour. I enjoyed it, but know all my words, so I have to let it go.
reviewed English as a Second F*cking Language : How to Swear Effectively, Explained in Detail with Numerous Examples Taken From Everyday Life on + 158 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Very entertaining. I'll have to add "ass eyes" to my vocabulary.
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Very funny and entertaining