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The F Word

Author : Jesse Sheidlower
ISBN : 0199751552
Genre : Reference
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We all know what frak, popularized by television's cult hit Battlestar Galactica, really means. But what about feck? Or ferkin? Or foul--as in FUBAR, or "Fouled Up Beyond All Recognition"? In a thoroughly updated edition of The F-Word, Jesse Sheidlower offers a rich, revealing look at the f-bomb and its illimitable uses. Since the fifteenth century, no other word has been adapted, interpreted, euphemized, censored, and shouted with as much ardor or force; imagine Dick Cheney telling Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy to "go damn himself" on the Senate floor--it doesn't have quite the same impact as what was really said. Sheidlower cites this and other notorious examples throughout history, from the satiric sixteenth-century poetry of James Cranstoun to the bawdy parodies of Lord Rochester in the seventeenth century, to more recent uses by Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac, Ann Sexton, Norman Mailer, Liz Phair, Anthony Bourdain, Junot Diaz, Jenna Jameson, Amy Winehouse, Jon Stewart, and Bono (whose use of the word at the Grammys nearly got him fined by the FCC). Collectively, these references and the more than one hundred new entries they illustrate double the size of The F-Word since its previous edition. Thousands of added quotations come from newly available electronic databases and the resources of the OED, expanding the range of quotations to cover British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, Irish, and South African uses in addition to American ones. Thus we learn why a fugly must hone his or her sense of humor, why Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau muttered "fuddle duddle" in the Commons, and why Fanny Adams is so sweet. A fascinating introductory essay explores the word's history, reputation, and changing popularity over time. and a new Foreword by comedian, actor, and author Lewis Black offers readers a smart and entertaining take on the book and its subject matter. Oxford dictionaries have won renown for their expansive, historical approach to words and their etymologies. The F-Word offers all that and more in an entertaining and informative look at a word that, while now largely accepted as an integral part of the English language, still confounds, provokes, and scandalizes.

The F A 18 Hornet

Author : David Seidman
ISBN : 0823938743
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the history of the F/A-18C Hornet jet fighter plane and its use in various missions in battle, from the Vietnamese Conflict to the war against terrorism in Afghanistan.

The F Ckhead Guide To Astrology

Author : F-ckhead
ISBN : 9780595347957
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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The F*ckhead Guide to Astrology is the ultimate antidote for all you boring yuppies, neo-hipsters and punk wannabes who think there might be some validity to spirituality/western philosophy/astrology but are just too fed up with the WE-ARE-ONE, GOD-IS-LOVE, WE-ARE-ALL-GOD-N-WE-ARE-ALL-LOVE post-hippie claptrap still controlling the market, and all who wanna barf at the mention of L. Ron Hubbard (we feel you).In under 200 pages, underground author/Tourette's Syndrome survivor F*CKHEAD lovingly yet ruthlessly dissects the pop psychology dumping ground that is Astrology: signs are described, signs are decried, signs are dismantled, F*ckhead tells you how to pick up chicks (assuming, of course, you somehow know their signs to begin with, in which case you probably wouldn't need his help) and Tom Hanks is made fun of. HILARITY ENSUES. The F*ckhead Guide to Astrology is absolutely guaranteed to heal marriages, tame children, cure lepers, end hunger, establish world peace etc. (though we are still waiting on endorsement from Dr. Phil). Literarily, kinda bullshit but a helluva lot better than blowing your money on "How to Spot A Bastard By His Star Sign". So buy it now, suckers, 'cause if you keep standing in the New Age section the clerks are gonna stare at you.

Chemistry Of The F Block Elements

Author : Helen C. Aspinall
ISBN : 905699333X
Genre : Science
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The first f-block elements were discovered in the 18th and 19th centuries, since the advent of the cyclotron many more of them have been isolated. The applications of these elements range from smoke detectors to catalytic converters and they are used widely in industry, for example, in the refining of oil and the manufacture of glass and ceramics.

Live Fire Testing Of The F 22

Author : National Research Council
ISBN : 9780309053334
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The Live Fire Test Law mandates realistic survivability and lethality testing of covered systems or programs. A provision of the law permits the Secretary of Defense to waive tests if live fire testing would be "unreasonably expensive and impractical." Though no waiver was requested before the F-22 program entered engineering and manufacturing development, the Defense Department later asked that Congress enact legislation to permit a waiver to be granted retroactively. Rather than enact such legislation, Congress requested a study to explore the pros and cons of full-scale, full-up testing for the F-22 aircraft program. The book discusses the origin of testing requirements, evaluates the practicality, affordability, and cost-benefit of live fire tests, and examines the role of testing, modeling, and data bases in vulnerability assessment.

State To State Dynamical Research In The F H2 Reaction System

Author : Zefeng Ren
ISBN : 9783642397561
Genre : Science
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This thesis addresses two important and also challenging issues in the research of chemical reaction dynamics of F+H2 system. One is to probe the reaction resonance and the other is to determine the extent of the breakdown of the Born-Oppenheimer approximation (BOA) experimentally. The author introduces a state-of-the-art crossed molecular beam-scattering apparatus using a hydrogen atom Rydberg "tagging" time-of-flight method, and presents thorough state-to-state experimental studies to address the above issues. The author also describes the observation of the Feshbach resonance in the F+H2 reaction, a precise measurement of the differential cross section in the F+HD reaction, and validation of a new accurate potential energy surface with spectroscopic accuracy. Moreover, the author determines the reactivity ratio between the ground state F(2P3/2) and the excited state F*(2P1/2) in the F+D2 reaction, and exploits the breakdown of BOA in the low collision energy.

Defense Acquisitions Progress Of The F A18e F Engineering And Manufacturing Development Program Report To Congressional Committees

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ISBN : 9781428973640
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The F Factor Diet

Author : Tanya Zuckerbrot
ISBN : 110120334X
Genre : Health & Fitness
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“A great book and a great way of eating…It works.” --Megyn Kelly Updated with must-have new recipes, diet tips, and research. Discover the simple secret to permanent weight loss and optimal health, as seen on Dr. Oz. Fad diets come and go, but after more than two decades of success stories and media attention, The F-Factor Diet has stood the test of time. Now hailed as the go-to lifestyle program for anyone who wants to improve their health and lose weight for good, F-Factor’s scientifically proven approach allows you to achieve results without hunger, deprivation, or denial. Change your life without disrupting your lifestyle: dine out, drink alcohol, eat carbs, and work out less from Day 1. Now revised and updated with new recipes, diet tips, and research, The F-Factor Diet includes: · An easy to follow 3-step program to shed pounds, boost energy, and increase longevity, on which men lose an average of 15 lbs., and women 10 lbs., in just one month. · More than 75 quick and delicious F-Factor approved recipes plus a complete set of guidelines for dining out and ordering in. · Proven tips, tools, and solutions to keep you motivated, inspired, and on track. It’s time to change your life forever and join the F-Factor movement. Your journey to a happier, healthier you begins now!

The F Factor

Author : Joy Verrusio
ISBN : 9781463436131
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Welcome to the 'F' Factor! Did you know that everything you want in the 'man of your dreams' begins with the letter F? Really, it does. Take a few minutes to review the 'F's, then make your list. ......... You'll soon be on your way to finding 'the one'. And remember, enjoy the journey!

Acquisition For The 21st Century The F 22 Development Program

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