This image is the cover for the book How to Swear

How to Swear

“Those who grew up with the taste of soap in their mouths are bound to find this book both charming and hilarious.” —Imboldn

Even the most profane practitioner of the vulgar tongue must sometimes wonder, “Am I doing it right?” This highly entertaining and crucially informative visual guide to the art of swearing employs a variety of quick-read charts and helpful strategies to take salty skills to the next level. Offering history and etymology along with guidance, quips, insults, answers to lingering questions, and much more, How to Swear celebrates the rude ingenuity of using a naughty word to express surprise, excitement, anger, joy, or disgust, limited only by the imagination. It’s inspiring. It’s educational. It’s dirty. It’s here to change lives or, at the very least, add some f*#&ing color to the conversation.

“A book of lavatorial language made for the smart lavatory . . . entertaining and informative and, if nothing else, remind[s] you of the mysterious pleasure of using words that are not meant to be said.” —The Guardian

“A book dedicated to the art of swearing, complete with quick-read charts, diagrams, explications, and strategies to take readers’ salty skills to the next level.” —Medium

Stephen Wildish

Stephen Wildish is a graphic designer specialising in illustration and infographics. He isalso the author of Chartography, and lives in Marlborough.

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