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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English as a second f*cking language

A section on idioms is included, as well as a quiz where the reader is presented with a stressful situation and three possible responses. Think how funny this would be if it actually served as a language immersion book for ESL folk.

With plenty of dialogues and cross-referencing, this book is both easy to use and educational. Return to Book Page. Otherwise, it will not add to the etymologist’s library.

The book’s title is exactly right: Oct 25, Willa Grant rated it it was amazing. Some chapter titles include: At the same time, it also offers native speakers langage wide variety of twists and new refinements. Originally published on January 28th Or email the author at: Disappointing, and not even that funny. Not what I expected.

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A taboo-free primer on the bluer shades of the English languages. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Add both to Cart Add both to List. Jul 09, Leo rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct 30, Roland Volz rated it really liked it Shelves: Notify me of new posts via email. To see what your friends thought languate this book, please sign up.

This is a scholarly study of Swear Words, terms, and there uses. Jul 25, Steve Mitchell rated it liked it.

The book screams ‘Rush job’ with its barebones intro, dust jacket and contents. As I learned my English from American college kids, I already knew almost all the words and expressions in this little book, but it’s still entertaining as it’s written in a very humorous way.

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I also don’t really like scatological swear words so that was sort of annoying to me. It also taught me a lot about the origin of some curse words. The division was commanded by Maj.

I just re-read this book. This site uses cookies. This book is fantastically funny. His cartoons under the name “Roka” accompanied his weekly humor column in the Monterey Peninsula Herald. World-renowned for his innovative lectures and workshops, Professor Sterling Johnson has been teaching English as a second language for over twenty years.

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

Languagf might be of some real use to, well, those who have taken English as a second language, but something felt lacking even for that. But it IS funny! To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Aug 13, Karetchko added it Shelves: