Book Review: The F-word by Jesse Sheidlower


Author: Jesse Sheidlower Title: The F-word Publication Info: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009. ISBN: 9780195393118 Summary/Review: Not the book I expected.  I thought it was going to be a cultural history of the word “fuck” through history and various usages.  That was just the introduction which was pretty good.  The main…

More Words I Don’t Know


Following up on Words I Don’t Know.  Defining words I should know, that I pretend to know, but don’t really know. soporific, adj. – the quality of something that causes sleepiness both literally and figuratively. quotidian, adj. – something that recurs every day, can be extrapolated to mean commonplace or mundane. fungible, adj. – can…