Holy Sh T

Author: Melissa Mohr
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199908478
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Almost everyone swears, or worries about not swearing, from the two year-old who has just discovered the power of potty mouth to the grandma who wonders why every other word she hears is obscene. Whether they express anger or exhilaration, are meant to insult or to commend, swear words perform a crucial role in language. But swearing is also a uniquely well-suited lens through which to look at history, offering a fascinating record of what people care about on the deepest levels of a culture--what's divine, what's terrifying, and what's taboo. Holy Sh*t tells the story of two kinds of swearing--obscenities and oaths--from ancient Rome and the Bible to today. With humor and insight, Melissa Mohr takes readers on a journey to discover how "swearing" has come to include both testifying with your hand on the Bible and calling someone a *#$&!* when they cut you off on the highway. She explores obscenities in ancient Rome--which were remarkably similar to our own--and unearths the history of religious oaths in the Middle Ages, when swearing (or not swearing) an oath was often a matter of life and death. Holy Sh*t also explains the advancement of civility and corresponding censorship of language in the 18th century, considers the rise of racial slurs after World War II, examines the physiological effects of swearing (increased heart rate and greater pain tolerance), and answers a question that preoccupies the FCC, the US Senate, and anyone who has recently overheard little kids at a playground: are we swearing more now than people did in the past? A gem of lexicography and cultural history, Holy Sh*t is a serious exploration of obscenity--and it also just might expand your repertoire of words to choose from the next time you shut your finger in the car door.

Holy Sh T

Author: Melissa Mohr
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199911568
Size: 44.48 MB
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Almost everyone swears, or worries about not swearing, from the two year-old who has just discovered the power of potty mouth to the grandma who wonders why every other word she hears is obscene. Whether they express anger or exhilaration, are meant to insult or to commend, swear words perform a crucial role in language. But swearing is also a uniquely well-suited lens through which to look at history, offering a fascinating record of what people care about on the deepest levels of a culture--what's divine, what's terrifying, and what's taboo. Holy Sh*t tells the story of two kinds of swearing--obscenities and oaths--from ancient Rome and the Bible to today. With humor and insight, Melissa Mohr takes readers on a journey to discover how "swearing" has come to include both testifying with your hand on the Bible and calling someone a *#$&!* when they cut you off on the highway. She explores obscenities in ancient Rome--which were remarkably similar to our own--and unearths the history of religious oaths in the Middle Ages, when swearing (or not swearing) an oath was often a matter of life and death. Holy Sh*t also explains the advancement of civility and corresponding censorship of language in the 18th century, considers the rise of racial slurs after World War II, examines the physiological effects of swearing (increased heart rate and greater pain tolerance), and answers a question that preoccupies the FCC, the US Senate, and anyone who has recently overheard little kids at a playground: are we swearing more now than people did in the past? A gem of lexicography and cultural history, Holy Sh*t is a serious exploration of obscenity--and it also just might expand your repertoire of words to choose from the next time you shut your finger in the car door.

Holy Sh T I M Having Twins

Author: Elizabeth Lyons
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780974699073
Size: 37.74 MB
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3rd edition of the best-selling Ready or Not...Here We Come! The REAL Experts' Guide to the First Year with Twins --- updated and expanded (and re-titled) Pregnant with Twins? Need a funny, strategies-filled, up-to-date book on exactly what you need as you're expecting twins and getting through the first year? This book has been supporting expecting and new twin parents for over a decade. "Smart, funny and refreshingly real advice that will change your life." -Hollie Gyarmati, Designer & Mom of 5 (including 2 sets of twins) You've expanded (and traded high-fashion maternity wear for your husband's XXL T-shirts), answered way too many questions about your babies' conception, and endured your dynamic duo's in-utero boxing matches. Just think, the adventure has only begun! In the 3rd edition of her bestselling, humor-packed guide to raising twins, Elizabeth Lyons and her "multiples" sorority offer the wisdom of their combined experience in the form of practical shortcuts, real-world strategies, and sage advice. Topics include: - Preparing the Lair: Mandatory Gear for Babies and Mom - Twinproofing Your Marriage - Breastfeeding Strategies (and why it's okay if you don't) - Handling Unsolicited Advice: Stories from the Trenches - Getting Twins on a Schedule - Preferably the Same One Lyons balances the day-to-day challenges of raising twins--from double feedings to sleep deprivation to getting out while pretending to have everything under control---with a sanity-saving dose of camaraderie. By the end, you'll be smiling, relieved, and professing, "Thank heaven, I'm not alone!" "The advice you need in the short, funny format your sleep-deprived mind can absorb." - Lisa Earle McLeod, author of Forget Perfect "Elizabeth Lyons' humorous yet realistic perspective provides new parents of twins with a great starting point from which to embark on that all-important first year." - Dr. Bob Covert, leading Chicagoland neonatologist "Elizabeth Lyons captures the universal discourse of sisterhood while guiding new mothers of twins through the first year." - Kathy Voit, RNC, Labor and Delivery nurse

Okay Okay

Author: Fred Krebsbach
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780989671019
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Before leaving for Vietnam, twenty-one year old Fred Krebsbach received a piece of advice from his uncle: carry something with you into combat that will give you comfort in a time of need. He figured it was worth a shot and chose his First Communion rosary. This turned out to be a life-changing, maybe even life-saving, decision. Sent into combat as an M-60 machine gunner, for almost seven months Fred faced danger from booby traps, enemy combatants, and the jungle itself. After becoming injured and returning from the hospital he gave up the M-60 to become a squad leader for Special Forces. He endured seven more months of constant change and surprise, but one companion was constant a voice inside his head that helped him find the right course of action to keep him alive. To this day Fred doesn't know what it was exactly, but it may have had something to do with that dang rosary! Though he survived Vietnam, Fred was changed in irrevocable ways. He hopes his story helps his grandchildren and other young people understand the cost of combat and the value of thinking it through before engaging in war.

Holy Sh T

Author: Alexis Zegerman
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781848427754
Size: 71.42 MB
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'I'm the one who has the responsibility of moulding this child into a non-f*cked up human being.' Simone and Sam will do anything to get their daughter into the local Church of England school. Juliet and Nick agree to show them the ropes. The bonds of family, faith and friendship are stretched to breaking-point as four forty-somethings wrestle for school places. Alexis Zegerman's acerbic new comedy Holy Sh!t is premiered at Kiln Theatre, London, in September 2018, directed by artistic director Indhu Rubasingham.

Holy Sh T

Author: Paul Gravett
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780312533953
Size: 22.58 MB
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You won't believe your eyes... ...when you peek inside Holy Sh*t! at some of the wildest, most depraved stories ever told. These outrageous comics are guaranteed to offend and amuse! Some of the rare treasures you will encounter are Presidents who become muscle-bound superheroes, cavemen who fight giant tabby cats, and a peasant-girl who fervently worships the swastika. But . . . are you ready for Russia's busty bombshell Octobriana? What about getting your groove on with Mod Love? How about scaring your kid sister with the flesh-eating animals in The Barn of Fear? And if you can stomach these, you might want to try Amputee Love, Fatman the Human Flying Saucer, Tales of the Leather Nun, and many, many more.

Nobody Wants To Read Your Sh T

Author: Steven Pressfield
Publisher: Black Irish Entertainment LLC
ISBN: 1936891506
Size: 50.74 MB
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There's a mantra that real writers know but wannabe writers don’t. And the secret phrase is this: NOBODY WANTS TO READ YOUR SH*T. Recognizing this painful truth is the first step in the writer's transformation from amateur to professional. From Chapter Four: “When you understand that nobody wants to read your shit, you develop empathy. You acquire the skill that is indispensable to all artists and entrepreneurs—the ability to switch back and forth in your imagination from your own point of view as writer/painter/seller to the point of view of your reader/gallery-goer/customer. You learn to ask yourself with ev­ery sentence and every phrase: Is this interesting? Is it fun or challenging or inventive? Am I giving the reader enough? Is she bored? Is she following where I want to lead her?

What To Do When You Re Having Two

Author: Natalie Diaz
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1583335153
Size: 45.43 MB
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The founder of the Twiniversity website offers a complete guide to expectant mothers for surviving the birth of twins, including how to breastfeed for two, sticking to a single sleeping schedule and provides a list of the most essential baby items. Original. 40,000 first printing.

Figuring Shit Out

Author: Amy Biancolli
Publisher: Behler Publications, LLC
ISBN: 1933016469
Size: 62.60 MB
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"Your life isn't over." My dad says this. "I mean, YOUR life isn't over. Beyond the kids. You'll go on living, doing things. This isn't it." I know, I assure him. I have the kids. They need me. They're my life now. "OK," he replies, then grunts—more of a brief hum. He only hums when he thinks I'm full of shit. Shockingly single. Amy Biancolli's life went off script more dramatically than most after her husband of twenty years jumped off the roof of a parking garage. Left with three children, a three-story house, and a pile of knotty psychological complications, Amy realizes the flooding dishwasher, dead car battery, rapidly growing lawn, basement sump pump, and broken doorknob aren't going to fix themselves. She also realizes that "figuring shit out" means accepting the horrors that came her way, rolling with them, slogging through them, helping others through theirs, and working her way through life with love and laughter. Amy Biancolli is an author and journalist whose column appears in the Albany Times Union. Before that, Amy served as film critic for the Houston Chronicle where her reviews, published around the country, won her the 2007 Comment and Criticism Award from the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors Association. Biancolli is the author of House of Holy Fools: A Family Portrait in Six Cracked Parts, which earned her Albany Author of the Year. Amy lives in Albany, New York, with her three children.