Blue Streak: Swearing, Free Speech, and Sexual Harassmentby Richard Dooling
A funny, provocative, and knowledgeable book about cursing and swearing, Blue Streak includes chapters on political correctness and on foul-ups in the workplace and in the courts caused by language regulations. It explores the tendency of men to swear more than women, the history and implications of some of the more common swear words, and obscenity in social, personal, and even theological conversation and literature.
In this volume you will find a fascinating and hilarious explanation of what "f- you" actually means. (It turns out to be a strange little piece of syntax.) You will tour Hell as a piece of real estate. And you will learn why God would probably rather have us swear than not. The writing is playful and sophisticated, and it takes Blue Streak far beyond mere naughtiness and into the realm of literature.
- Random House Publishing Group
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- 1st ed
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- 5.81(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.86(d)
Meet the Author
Richard Dooling was recently nominated for the National Book Award for his second novel, White Man's Grave. A lawyer specializing in employment-discrimination cases, he lives in Omaha with his wife and three children.
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