Editorial Reviews. Review. “One of those rare smart and funny books.” ―Penn Jillette Buy Watch Your F*cking Language: How to swear effectively, explained in explicit detail and enhanced by numerous examples taken from everyday life. English as a Second F*cking Language has ratings and 44 reviews. Roland said: A thin book, this covers the seven words you can’t say on television. English as a Second F*cking Language. How to Swear Effectively, Explained in Detail with Numerous Examples Taken From Everyday Life. Sterling Johnson.

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I picked it up this time so I could claim to have finished at least one book in the past two weeks!

“English as a Second F*cking Language” by Sterling Johnson (St. Martin’s Press, 1996)

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The book screams ‘Rush job’ with its barebones intro, dust jacket and contents. Let the squeamish beware! Jul 09, Leo rated it really liked it Shelves: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here And now for some examples: Sep 30, Linda Aull rated it did not like it Shelves: It’s entertaining enough, but of course there’s something a little mind-numbing about reading an entire book–or, since I’m an idiot, two entire books in a row–about swearing.

Lists with This Book. Between this book and the Urban Dictionary, one has access to a veritable thesaurus of the profane.


This is the funniest book ever! Hopefully this gosh darn book can help me out! Where else can one find all the various expressions derived from “piss” in one place? Some chapter titles include: Boob is a confusing word because it can mean “tit” or “a dumb person”? The division was commanded by Maj. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Jan 26, CoolBreeze rated it really liked it.

Add both to Cart Add both to List. And, you’ll be c,ing next time you need to swear, you’ll be syntactically correct!

Apr 29, Andy rated it it was ok Shelves: Walker, whose military career was scuttled after he launched the infamous ckkng troop-indoctrination program. May 04, Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies marked it as to-read. Want to Read saving…. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Real-life swearing doesn’t make use of anywhere near the full spectrum of possibilities, and this book will bring new life to anyone’s vocabulary.

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Quotes from English as a Seco Jan 25, Alex Telander rated it liked it Shelves: It goes without saying that this is a book that I really should read. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Beware that you can’t go saying everything you read on this book to anybody anywhere if your intention is to be polite Oct 30, Roland Volz rated it really liked it Shelves: While not new to publishing release inthis book is a necessary swear word compendium for any English lover.


You’d think with that title that it would be better than it was. This was a great gag gift at a cops retirement party.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. While the meaning of these expressions might be ckung known for native speakers, it is a good reference for foreigners who are willing to excel in English language, even ckibg its weirdest senses. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. And now for some examples: Simply send them lznguage An in depth exploration of the intricate and subtle rules of swearing effectively in the English language.

I have not seen more generously spaced pages since teaching freshman English. I have not seen more generously spaced pages since teaching freshma Not as exhaustive as other texts, this book’s author really screwed the pooch on this one. That is really all I have to say but there is a minimum word count. Nov 22, Frank rated it liked it Shelves: I cherry-picked this handy little reference volume while sorting library sale books.

I wouldn’t really recommend this book to actual students