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Cursing with Style:
A Dicktionary of Expletives

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What if you had just one resource, a (mostly) all-inclusive US English dicktionary of expletives, at your fingertips?

With over 100 entries, Cursing with Style will aid editors in keeping expletives consistent throughout their clients’ manuscripts. When writers are queried on their use of hyphens, they can reply with confidence because words like pissed-off and shit-ton are in this dicktionary, and it’s written by an editor.

Erika M. Weinert is a US English line and copy editor with over a decade of experience in the industry. Having researched more bad words in her career than she cares to admit, Erika is now sharing her knowledge with other authors and editors.

To top it off, Cursing with Style is easy to read, making it ideal for anyone who has an affinity for spicy language.

Book News & Interviews

The Editors Half Hour Ep 8

Nadia Geagea Pupa, host of The Editor's Half Hour podcast, interviews Erika M. Weinert about her book, Cursing with Style, which was first released one year ago this August. Nadia and Erika discuss expletives from an editor's perspective with an emphasis on the F word and its variants, including when the present participle should take an ingin', or en. You can click the image above to watch the interview on YouTube or click the hyperlinked text to listen to the episode.

Saturday, November 12 & Sunday, November 13, 2022, Captain Slinky presents Oddmall Emporium of the Weird's Creepsmas 2 event was Erika's first time being a vendor. She sold over 50 copies of her book and networked with many other great vendors. Erika also met Russell Hodgkinson, who played Doc on Z Nation, and she says he's a great, down-to-earth guy. Above is a video Erika threw together to memorialize her very first vendor event, so be gentle—Erika is a professional editor, but of words, not videos.

Below is a video by
Fae Productions, who went live during the event on Sunday, the 13th. Erika was the very first vendor she interviewed, so you don't need to fast forward to watch her interview.

570 KVI Seattle talk show host John Carlson interviews Erika M. Weinert about her book, Cursing with Style, Thursday, September 1, 2022 on The Commute with Carlson.

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You can also listen to The Commute with Carlson: Everett author pens book "Cursing With Style" on Apple Podcasts.

Everett, Washington's Daily Herald reporter Andrea Brown has a column called "What's Up With That?" and on August 16, 2022, her interview with the author of Cursing with Style: A Dicktionary of Expletives took front page with the title "What the @#$%! Everett mom publishes a dictionary of curse words."

Administrator Jen Grogan with Northwest Editors Guild interviews the author of Cursing with Style: A  Dicktionary of Expletives for a "Meet the Editor" blog post called Cursing with Style with Erika M. Weinert, The Werd Nerd on August 11, 2022.

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