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Expletive Deleted

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Bleak House Books
Mystery & Detective - Anthologies, Mystery & Thrillers, Mystery & Detective - General, Fiction, Fiction - Mystery/ Detective, Mystery/Sus
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Open LibraryOL12333528M
ISBN 101932557555
ISBN 139781932557558
OCLC/WorldCa156823436

As Wajnryb states in the subtitle, Expletive Deleted is an in-depth review linguistically and anthropologically of the use of words throughout a mostly western historical perspective.

I loved this by:   In Expletive Deleted, linguist Ruth Wajnryb offers an entertaining yet thoroughly researched, lighthearted look at this development, seeking to reveal the etymologies of various terms and discover how what was once considered unfit-for-company argot has become standard fare/5.

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EXPLETIVE DELETED is an anthology based on the simple observation that bad people not only do bad things, they also say bad words. And if the use of bad language in the description of crimes offends the reader, perhaps it _should_/5(7).

An amusing and idiosyncratic look at the power of words to shock, offend, insult, amuse, exaggerate, let off steam, establish relationships, and communicate deep-felt emotions, Expletive Deleted is a must-read for anyone who loves language - or has ever stubbed a toe/5(2).

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Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Collection of crime stories featuring the grand daddy swear word4/5.

Expletives Deleted book. Read 15 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY MICHAEL MOORCOCKAngela Carter was one 4/5. Expletive Deleted Kae Bagg's blog on philosophy, computer science, and other thoughts.

About; I guess it's time to officially announce I've written my first novel. On the 30th I finished the third complete page book in my journal writing reign of terror, and the 15th marked my. Kae Bagg 4 min read. How do you count sheep. You may. Not to be outdone by the special interest groups and their pretentious little dictionaries of coined terms that they would be delighted if the rest of the world adopted (see the various answers below), I hereby propose: depletives, a portmanteau of deleted expletives.

– Kaz Oct 15 '12 at In Expletive Deleted, linguist Ruth Wajnryb offers Expletive Deleted book entertaining yet thoroughly researched, lighthearted look at this development, seeking to reveal the etymologies of various terms and discover how what was once considered unfit-for-company argot has become standard fare.

Wajnryb steps outside the confines of English in her search for Author: Ruth Wajnryb. Find out more about Expletive Deleted by Ruth Wajnryb at Simon & Schuster.

Read book reviews & excerpts, watch author videos & ed on: J An amusing and idiosyncratic look at the power of words to shock, offend, insult, amuse, exaggerate, let off steam, establish relationships, and communicate deep-felt emotions, Expletive Deleted is a must-read for anyone who loves language -- or has ever stubbed a toe.

As Wajnryb states in the subtitle, Expletive Deleted is an in-depth review linguistically and anthropologically of the use of words throughout a mostly western historical perspective.

I loved this book/5(5). In his post on the Mooch, profanity, etc., Nick Frankovich mentions the Nixon transcripts and “[expletive deleted].” I had a memory — of Stephen Ambrose, who came to talk to some of us students.

In Expletive Deleted, linguist Ruth Wajnryb offers an entertaining yet thoroughly researched, lighthearted look at this development, seeking to reveal the etymologies of various terms and discover how what was once considered unfit-for-company argot has become standard fare.

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Wajnryb steps outside the confines of English in her search for 3/5(1). Expletive Deleted. Gerald Scarfe» Shop» Books» Expletive Deleted. A collection of prints in very large format, 25 pages (12"x10"/31cmx25cm), including two pull-out double sized prints, one in colour and one black and white.

All drawings are of or about the rise and fall of Richard Nixon. This was originally published in a limited edition. In general usage, an expletive is an exclamatory word or expression, often one that's profane or obscene. In the book Expletive Deleted: A Good Look at Bad Language (), Ruth Wajnryb points out that expletives are "frequently uttered without addressing anyone : Richard Nordquist.

No expletives have in fact been deleted from this nose-thumbing anthology of original stories (and a single reprint, Laura Lippman's mildly profane but clever “A Good **** Spoiled”). In Expletive Deleted, linguist Ruth Wajnryb offers an entertaining yet thoroughly researched, lighthearted look at this development, seeking to reveal the etymologies of various terms and discover how what was once considered unfit-for-company argot has become standard fare.

Wajnryb steps outside the confines of English in her search for Brand: Free Press. This is an EXPLETIVE DELETED tedious and horribly flawed book. The painful wordiness of it was second only to the constant repetitions of EXPLETIVE DELETED which felt like getting hammered on the head with rubber bowling pin, ie., Its not the impact itself but the cumulative effect that causes pain/5.

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There can be no more gleefully erroneous title for a book than _Expletive Deleted: A Good Look at Bad Language_ (The Free Press) by Ruth Wajnryb. In Wajnryb's book, the expletives are decidedly not deleted, although in this review, proper fellow that I am, I will try to avoid the worst by: Crime writing is a dirty business–dealing in death, isolation, ruin and decay–and sometimes it calls for dirty words.

In this gritty, gorgeous collection of short stories, new and veteran crime writers alike celebrate that granddaddy of all cusswords; that most adaptable and descriptive grouping of letters; that searing, offensive, musical, perfect sound: fuck. Get this from a library. Expletive deleted. [Jordan, Jen.;] -- New and veteran crime writers alike celebrate the grandaddy of all cusswords in a series of short stories.

Get this from a library. Expletive deleted: a good look at bad language. [Ruth Wajnryb] -- Has creative cursing developed because we can't just slug people when they make us angry. Throughout the twentieth century there seems to have been a dramatic escalation in the use and acceptance of.

So have at it, you dumb son of a EXPLETIVE DELETED!. Write an EXPLETIVE DELETED!. novel.” The first chapters of my first novel, COMFORT ME WITH LOVE, were written in Kwanda-Ri, North Korea, shortly before John and I came home and got out of the Army, and General White left X Corps, to ultimately become the four-star Commander-in-Chief, Pacific.

Bonus fact: The phrase “expletive deleted” gained prominence when the Nixon White House tapes were the transcription was put into the court record, instead of f-bombs and the like, the court transcriber used that phrase to indicate the presence of curse words without actually typing them out.

Write a book. You’ve still got all your notes, and the legal freedom to use them. Who’s stopping you from keeping these stories alive in the pages of your own (expletive deleted) book?” Some critics will, no doubt, take issue with the concept of a personal history book so File Size: 1MB.

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by First, she identifies the meta-language of swearing—what cursing is as opposed to blasphemy, what epithets and expletives are, insults and invectives and oaths, what is obscene, what is profane, what is plain vulgar—only to wade immediately into the magisterial grammatical opportunities Author: Ruth Wajnryb.item 2 NEW Expletive Deleted Edited by Jen Jordan Hardcover Crime Writing, Mystery - NEW Expletive Deleted Edited by Jen Jordan Hardcover Crime Writing, Mystery.

Locke & Key by Joe Hill (English) Paperback Book Free Shipping! $ Trending at $ SWAN SONG - MCCAMMON, ROBERT - NEW PAPERBACK BOOK. $ Trending at $Every person I've spoken to in words since starting this ill-advised project back in knows I've been writing my first novel but for whatever reason [1] I've been keeping this announcement from the internet for as long as possible.

There's nothing I hate more than sharing my work. It seems like a pretty big jump to go from software development full time to writing full time but honestly.