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I really loved reading this. Firstly, it was very well written. It also is a good example of the political applications of linguistic analysis, like preferred and dispreferred responses in the issue of consent and rape, or perfomatives, gender and the idea of the authentic self. In addition to the high brow intellectual stuff, to make their points they also brings in some juicy fun things like phone sex, sadomasochism, polari and even the movie "When Harry Met Sally."