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The language of disgust was not reserved for any particular class in the Renaissance: “Toilet humor, even scatological jokes, evidently was enjoyed by all classes of readers” (Sider).

Whether you drop your steaming hot coffee on your lap in the middle of the morning rush hour, stub your toe on your night stand, are describing the problems of your digestive track after eating that chili-dog from a questionable food truck (yeah..did you do think that that would be a good idea again?

), or are watching a hit series on Netflix where there is a mind-boggling love trial of secrets and infidelity that make you just want to SCREAM...you've probably muttered a "slang" word under your breath or in your head from time to time (or, you know, maybe screamed it in your car while beeping your horn.) Cursing and slang is a very real and evident part of our culture, whether part of the 18 section of our population, or, a funny daily expression for all ages, slang is here with us in the twenty first century, and we use it subconsciously every day.

This type of humor is preoccupied by “disgust.” In modern 2017 society, most people scoff at this type of humor and dismiss scatological humor and slang as grotesque.

It is worth noting that in the Early Modern period however, potty humor was absolutely considered funny and even witty (Sider).

For example, let’s take the word “shrew,” the word “shrew” simply means a loud, boisterous, outspoken woman who does not act like a lady and therefore does not know her societal place.

We can find literary evidence of this word in Shakespeare’s , a play written about a boisterous woman, and a man who agrees to tame her in order to wed into her fortune.

” Person 1: “Ay, but first, I am in desperate need of a pot, I am still quite unsettled from the foolish merchant’s disgusting ale.” *wandering around* Person 1: “Excuse me, where is the gong around here?

You see, I’ve been looking for it for --” Person2: “Oh, I’d love to know too. Assistance in the matter is becoming necessity.” *wandering together* Person 1: “Excuse me, sir, you must be the gong farmer, granted this is not the first faire I’ve ran into you at!

Scatological humor was debatably even a rhetorical technique for Renaissance writers: “Early modern English writers used disgust to explore sexual mores, describe encounters with foreign cultures, and manipulate their readers’ responses” (Eschenbaum and Correll).

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