Sep 9, 2013
Melissa Mohr- "Holy Shit- A Brief History Of Swearing"
Where did swearing begin? Who swore and why?
Welcome to Episode #5 of my interview series, The Song Snatch ARTIST SPOTLIGHT where I feature a short conversation with THE most original recording artists, free thinkers and creators on the planet.
And since I celebrate and play songs that are uncut and uncensored, and many times contain explicit lyrics, today’s spotlight is on author Melissa Mohr, who holds a PhD from Stanford and wrote a fascinating and revealing book called, “Holy Shit- A Brief History Of Swearing”.
I spoke with Melissa recently via skype from her home in Somerville, Massachusetts and we recounted many of the fun facts and stories from her book and discussed people’s attitudes toward swearing through the ages.
(episode running time- 8 minutes and 56 seconds)
(“Holy Shit- A Brief History Of Swearing” by Melissa Mohr is available from Oxford University Press and can be downloaded or purchased at amazon, barnes and noble, ibooks and all major booksellers.)