Bad language school

Today’s Rhymes With Orange: Effluency, a portmanteau of effluent and fluency, is a nice touch (NOAD2 on effluent: ‘liquid waste or sewage discharched into a river or the sea’) — a genuinely dirty word. Oh, @*#☆! indeed. There are books that purport to teach people to swear — for instance, Sterling Johnson’s English as a Second … Continue reading Bad language school