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Reviewed by Jamie Michele for Readers' Favorite
Cursing with Style: A Dicktionary of Expletives by Erika M. Weinert is a resource with a satirical but factual presentation that sets out to define what many would think defies definition -- swear words. However, referring to them as swear words is an oversimplification of what the book is about. Weinert is not only inclusive of slang but also, more specifically, the lexicon of dialect that gives birth to expletives that some may not be aware of, either due to generational or regional divides. The e-book has an index for quick reference, and in both digital and paperback formats, the words are listed in alphabetical order, and each is provided with a part of speech, a definition, and remarks from the author.
I am a little surprised to say that Cursing with Style is a really good and concise reference. At the outset, I wasn't entirely clear as to what Erika M. Weinert could teach me, but as it turns out, she has quite a lot to offer. The words run the gamut from the traditional four-letter variety we could never use in respectable company to those that people “of a certain age” would be blind-sided by. To clarify, I am of a certain age. My favorite among the less caustic would be 'douche canoe'; although the only word in the Q section, 'quief', definitely gave it a run for its money. No matter how savvy one might think they are in the world of cursing, Weinert allows us to all improve. This is a quirky and amusing collection of potty-mouth words that is as informative as it is eyebrow-raising.