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The Wordsworth dictionary of obscenity, taboo & euphemism

James McDonald

The Wordsworth dictionary of obscenity, taboo & euphemism

by James McDonald

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Published by Sphere in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Euphemism -- Dictionaries

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 167-168.

    Other titlesWordsworth dictionary of obscenity & taboo.
    StatementJames McDonald.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1691
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 167 p. ;
    Number of Pages167
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18352141M
    ISBN 101853263710
    LC Control Number89016523
    OCLC/WorldCa19066175

    Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure—popularly known as Fanny Hill (possibly an anglicisation of the Latin mons veneris, mound of Venus) —is an erotic novel by English novelist John Cleland first published in London in Written while the author was in debtors' prison in London, it is considered "the first original English prose pornography, and the first pornography to use the . THE Dictionary of Obscenity, Taboo and Euphemism states 'naff' was 'one of the many terms for the vagina its Anglo-Saxon precursor, nafala, .

    "Their word for a bear," according to James McDonald in the introduction to A Dictionary of Obscenity, Taboo and Euphemism, "is unknown because . The given article is dedicated to consideration of military euphemisms used by the English language print media to describe various conflict-ridden actions in the course of military developments.

    Etymology. The term "taboo" comes from the Tongan tapu or Fijian tabu ("prohibited", "disallowed", "forbidden"), related among others to the Maori tapu and Hawaiian English use dates to when the British explorer James Cook visited Tonga, and referred to the Tongans' use of the term "taboo" for "any thing is forbidden to be eaten, or made use of". Ger fi Obscenity or Taboo Remarks on Profanities in Juvenal and Martial őLNY / ARTICLES (“mountain”),11 we can conclude that it is plausible that the word was not always an obscene one – for example, if the derivation from mens is the correct one, then we can suppose that an earlier non-obscene, humorous word with the meaning of “little mind”.


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A Dictionary of Obscenity, Taboo and Euphemism was reprinted by Sphere inand has been reprinted again by Wordsworth under the title A Dictionary of Obscenity, and Taboo. Read more. the book's scope is wide, from early history to the present day, from America to China, and spanning many different disciplines.

This book provides a fascinating insight into taboo language and its role in everyday life. It looks at the ways we use language to be polite or impolite, politically correct or offensive, depending on whether we are 'sweet-talking', 'straight-talking' or being deliberately rude.

A Dictionary of Obscenity, Taboo and Euphemism的书评 (全部 4 条) 热门 / 最新 / 好友 JUNWK 漓江出版社版. There are no known instances of it in Old English, however. James McDonald, in The Wordsworth Dictionary of Obscenity and Taboo, suggests that it may be related to Old English cynd, which means “origin, generation, birth, kind, offspring” and can also mean “genitalia” (Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary).

Abstract. Both temporally and geographically, the phenomena of taboo and transgression can be considered omnipresent, that is existent in all societies or cultures and at all the ubiquity of taboos and their influence on social structures is generally accepted with regard to the past, which a narcissistic and supposedly enlightened present all too often views with condescension if not.

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Tekijä: McDonald James ISBN: Tuoteryhmä: Huumori Kustantaja:Sphere Books Kieli: English Painovuosi: Painos: 1.p. Sivumäärä: s. Sidonta: Nidottu, kansikuva. people’s race. In Routledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics (), taboo word is a term that is avoided for religious, political or sexual reasons and is usually replaced by a euphemism, e.g.

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McDonald-American Literature and Culture (UK IMPORT) BOOK NEW McDonald-American Literature and; Literature Culture and McDonald-American (UK NEW BOOK IMPORT) IMPORT) BOOK Literature (UK Culture NEW McDonald-American and ; $The Wordsworth Dictionary of Obscenity and Taboo opens with a discussion of what makes a word offensive, and a description of how taboo words go through a life cycle of euphemism, vulgarity, and extinction as they are replaced by new euphemisms.

The author notes that it is prudery, not perversion, that drives this cycle.In his introduction to the splendid little tome: 'The Wordsworth Dictionary of Obscenity and Taboo', James McDonald provides an outline of the way in which taboos operate in modern society rather than as a universal concept: "In practice, therefore, our chosen taboos reflect our communal attitudes, and the fact that in recent times English.