A friend asked me to post these, and frankly am vaguely curious myself, smile. She was trying to explain to her boy friend who is from India why we say certain things when, even though the meaning is the same. Smile. She is a member, and is willing to edit, but doesn't have a lot of experience on it. My library system doesn't have this one either. Why We Curse: A Neuro-Psycho-Social Theory of Speech Not a list of the conditions that bring forth strong epitaphs, which would be better suited to a humorous circulating email message. Jay (psychology, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts) has dedicated his career to investigating cursing. Here he outlines the neuro-psycho- social theory of cursing; looks at the psychological, social and cultural factors underlying it; and explores why cursers choose the words they do. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com) Shelley L. Rhodes M.A., VRT, CTVI and Guinevere, Golden lady Guide juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc. Graduate Alumni Association Board www.guidedogs.com More than Any other time, When i hold a beloved book in my hand, my limitations fall from me, my spirit is free. - Helen Keller To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.