Dirty Words in the Dictionary with Jesse Sheidlower

01/24/2012 7:00 pm
America/New York
Jesse Sheidlower, Editor at Large of the Oxford English Dictionary and author of The F-Word, knows his linguistic bombs. He’ll give us a look behind the scenes at the OED, explaining how, when, and why vulgarities get included, why most dictionaries think that it’s ungrammatical to [redacted] someone in the [redacted] with a [redacted], along with an overview of the f-bomb’s role in language from the sixteenth century to Jon Stewart. Fair warning: not for the easily offended. Facebook RSVP appreciated!

The F-Word (Hardcover)

ISBN-13: 9780195393118
Availability: Available in Brooklyn and/or Jersey City, Click for more info
Published: Oxford University Press, 9/2009