vulgarities in silent films

Bethany K. Dumas dumasb at UTK.EDU
Sat Jun 10 21:56:22 UTC 2000

On Sat, 10 Jun 2000, Robert S. Wachal wrote:

>I remember reading that deaf lip readers used to variously complain or
>enjoy the vulgar utterances. I would not waste your time with a trick
>question nor an idle one.  I am finishing a paper for American Speech on
>vulgar language.

Thanks for the clarification, Bob.


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