Q: Indexing the "seven dirty words"?

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Tue Jun 23 09:17:57 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 01:42:02PM -0400, Joel S. Berson wrote:
> If a book uses one or more of the "seven dirty words", and the
> concept (term or phrase) is significant enough to index, would you
> expect the index to use the offending word literally?  What does
> Jesse's "The F Word" do?

It doesn't have an index. It's a historical dictionary, so is
alphabetical in the first place.

Jesse Sheidlower

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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