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Geoffrey Hughes. Swearing: A Social History of Foul Language, Oaths and Profanity in English. Basil Blackwell. 1993. 292pp.

Geoffrey Hughes. An Encyclopedia of Swearing: The Social History of Oaths, Profanity, Foul Language, and Ethnic Slurs in the English-Speaking World. M. E. Sharpe. 2006. 573pp.

Timothy Jay. Cursing in America: A Psycholinguistic Study of Dirty Language in the Courts, in the Movies, in the Schoolyards, and on the Streets. John Benjamins Publishing Company. 1992. 273pp.

Burges Johnson; Henry Louis Mencken. The Lost Art of Profanity. Bobbs-Merrill. 1948. 223pp.

Tony McEnery. Swearing in English: Bad Language, Purity and Power from 1586 to the Present. Routledge. 2006. 276pp.

Ashley Montagu. The Anatomy of Swearing. University of Pennsylvania Press. 2001. 370pp.

Julian Sharman. A Cursory History of Swearing. London: J. C. Nimmo and Bain. 1884. 199pp.

Thomas H. Slone. Rasta Is Cuss: A Dictionary of Rastafarian Cursing. Masalai Press. 2003. 112pp.

Paul E. Willis. Profane Culture. Taylor & Francis. 1978. 212pp.

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