Tuesday, January 24th: Dirty Words in the Dictionary with Jesse Sheidlower

Dirty Words in the Dictionary with Jesse Sheidlower
WORD (126 Franklin St., Brooklyn)
7pm
Free

Jesse Sheidlower, Editor at Large of the Oxford English Dictionary and author of The F-Word, knows his linguistic bombs. He’ll give us a look behind the scenes at the OED, explaining how, when, and why vulgarities get included, why most dictionaries think that it’s ungrammatical to [redacted] someone in the [redacted] with a [redacted], along with an overview of the f-bomb’s role in language from the sixteenth century to Jon Stewart. Fair warning: not for the easily offended.