Sweary links #21

Dick Assman, a Canadian gas station owner — yes, Assman the Gasman — has died at 82. He achieved fleeting celebrity in the 1990s when Dave Letterman featured him on the Late Show.

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Our new favorite Twitter account: Swear Trek.

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Sweary links #17

New year, new news of the sweary, the slangy, the raunchy, the censored, and the bleeped.

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In German, a jubelhure “is a lesbian who is no stranger to a good party.” In Italian, a giro is any bar or club that’s a gay scene. More queer and lesbian slang from around the world in Autostraddle. (Via Heather Froehlich.)

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Sweary links #11

It’s a while since I wrote a proper post here: time has been scarce. To make up for it, here’s a bumper set of links on swearing from around the internet.

How much do we curse?

The ever-expanding Timelines of Slang.

Scheiße! Divergence in West Germanic faecal vocabulary.

‘You whose shit comes out leftwards!’ The grammar of Hua insults.

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