dirty words in dictionaries

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Wed Jun 2 23:36:17 UTC 2004

On Wed, Jun 02, 2004 at 07:29:32PM -0400, George Thompson wrote:
> With reference to a side-track opened in the recent discussion of "phatt".
>  I have long had a copy of Wessely's Latin-English
> Dictionary, first published in the late 19th century, a
> pocket-sized affair undoubtedly for the use of students.  It
> defined "cunnus" as "cunt"

I find this astonishing, absolutely astonishing.

Jesse Sheidlower

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