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Watch Your F*cking Language

How to swear effectively, explained in explicit detail and enhanced by numerous examples taken from everyday life

Sterling Johnson

St. Martin's Griffin

Let the squeamish beware!

Watch Your F*cking Language takes a no-holds-barred approach to taboo words and expressions. It shows you how to use them to your advantage -- and have fun doing so. Building on the lessons learned in English as a Second F*cking Language, this book emphasizes traditional English swears as well as powerful (and hidden) expressions from other cultures and languages.

Through numerous examples, it puts the real language of real people into context:

FLOYD: I just heard a Dan Quayle speech. It was really f*cking confusing.
RUBY: I just got back from a Mongolian cluster f*ck. It was really confusing f*cking.

The name of the game is communication, and Watch Your F*cking Language shows readers how to hammer home their messages with confidence and gusto.

Among its features:

*Numerous examples of proper (and so-called improper) usage
*An Idioms section that emphasizes the niceties of swearing
*A "Need to Know, "Nice to Know," and "Forget It" system for identifying swear words
*A Final F*cking Exam

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Watch Your F*cking Language
Short Stuff 
 
If we piss as we walk, must we next shit as we run?--MONTAIGNE (UPON OBSERVING A MAN WHO PISSED AS HE STROLLED THE CHAMPS ÉLYSÉES.)Acronyms, abbreviations, and initialisms are among the more annoying time-saving inventions. Still, time is money, and we might as well profit from the truncated swears so common today.An acronym is a pronounceable word formed from the first letter or letters of a phrase. For example, the ZIP of the postal code stands for Zoning Improvement Plan. 
FUBARFucked up beyond all recognition. Pronounceable,
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"One of those rare smart and funny books."
- Penn Jillette

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Sterling Johnson

  • World-renowned for his innovative lectures and workshops, Professor Sterling Johnson has been teaching English as a second language for over twenty years. He now lives in Pacific Grove, California, where he enjoys a "nice f*cking day" as much as the next fellow.
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Watch Your F*cking Language

How to swear effectively, explained in explicit detail and enhanced by numerous examples taken from everyday life

Sterling Johnson

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St. Martin's Griffin

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