Sex in Dictionaries: An Illustrated Presentation by Jesse Sheidlower, the Sex in the Dictionary: An Illustrated Presentation by Jesse Sheidlower, the President of the American Dialect Society

Sex in Dictionaries: An Illustrated Presentation by Jesse Sheidlower, the Sex in the Dictionary: An Illustrated Presentation by Jesse Sheidlower, the President of the American Dialect Society***PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE

Gemini & Scorpio Loft 

255 Douglass St. between 3rd and Nevins 3 blocks from Observatory

Date: Tuesday, February 26

Time: 8pm

Admission: $10

Presented by: Shannon Taggart & Gemini & Scorpio

Did you know that according to the current editions of most major dictionaries, it’s impossible to fuck someone in the ass with a dildo? A full explanation this odd situation touches on prudery, etymology, ignorance, the theory of defining, and more. Jesse Sheidlower will conduct a thorough tour of the dirtiest words in English (and some other languages), discussing their history, their true meanings, and what a Missouri court said in 1846 about the role of dictionaries in a case about a man accused of having sex with a horse. The word fuck will be given particularly detailed treatment.

Jesse Sheidlower, a prominent lexicographer and the President of the American Dialect Society, is the author of The F-Word, a 320-page book about the word fuck.

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