Fun with Words Friday! Unexpurgated

When I performed an image search for my favorite word (other than eccentricities), I didn’t imagine that I would find so much nudity.  But, I suppose, it makes sense….  The image that I am including in this post will only make sense with a little background – or to anyone who has read the book.

I’ve always been a geek for words.  So, when I picked up a copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover and saw that the word Unexpurgated appeared on the cover, my excitement was piqued.  There are few thrills greater than coming across a word that makes you immediately rush for the dictionary.  Right?  Oh, that’s just me.

expurgated  verb

1. to amend by removing words, passages, etc., deemed offensive or objectionable: Most children read an expurgated version of Grimms’ fairy tales.

2. to purge or cleanse of moral offensiveness.

So, an unexpurgated edition is not amended in any way, shape, or form.  It is ripe with immoral scenes and salty language.  Why would one want a book any other way?

Photo Source:  AbeBooks.com

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