Holy Shit: a Brief History of Swearing

Although I didn’t get through the entire book, I found some fascinating, which “comes from the Latin fascinum, a representation of the erected penis” (p. 17), vulgarities:

It is much better to fuck a hairy cunt than one which is smooth; it holds in the steam and simulates the cock. (p. 20)

Futuo could be translated more literally as “to penetrate a vagina.” Pedicare means “to penetrate an anus.” (p. 30)

The verb irrumare involves pretty much the only other orifice available—it means “to penetrate the mouth.” (p. 31)