I wanted to keep this
as review-free as possible,
Periodicals that rock
Now, I am far from being a potty-mouth myself -
(in fact, I was one of those kids who refused to swear, even when my friends would try to taunt me into it and true to my passive-aggressive self I would refuse - I was one of *those* kids)
- but I have a certain fondness for this scholarly journal dedicated to 'bad words' :
Here's a sample TOC:
Puns in Advertising
The journal is indexed by Sociological Abstracts and the MLA Bibliography; it can be found in a number of Canadian universities and the Toronto Reference Library; and the editor, Dr. Reinhold Aman is former professor of philology and medieval literature. But Maledicta is not contributing to the death of another juicy subject dried out by the wringers of academia; Dr. Aman has little respect for 'cacademia'.
In fact, it might not be the language at all that might make you uncomfortable in this journal, but the editor's genuine expressions of 'verbal aggression'.
the press release for
During his pretrial period in 1993, he spent seven months under house arrest, electronically monitored like a rogue elephant or potential mass murderer, with a black box strapped to his left ankle. All that -- and almost 16 months in federal prisons -- merely for mailing two prank postcards to his ex-wife Shirley Beischel and the pamphlet "Legal Slimebags of Wisconsin" to family-court judge Marianne "Peckerhead" Becker and other "honorable" black-robed swine.
Dr Reinhold Aman is living proof that there is still strength in bad words.