By day, Lawrence Paros is a master teacher whose work in alternative education has received national recognition; a neuroscientist who has helped design and market a unique device for the treatment of stress, and a self-described authority on language. His published works include numerous articles and a book on education, two earlier books on language, The Great American Clichè (Workman) and The Erotic Tongue (Madrona and Holt), and Smashcaps, a children's book (Avon). He is also a former op-ed page columnist for the Seattle Post Intelligencer and commentator on KUOW-FM, the NPR affiliate in Seattle.
By night, Paros travels where few etymologists have gone before-down the highways and byways of the underworld of language searching for evidence of humanity's struggle with its sexual persona. During these forays, he has managed to flush a variety of exotic species out of their hiding places and into the open-slang words, rich and colorful; euphemisms, flowery, arcane, and remote; and quaint sexual terms rescued from English past. He has assembled them together in to a single erotic tongue-Bawdy Language-and introduced it to the world as the new lingua franca.
His work has been informed and shaped by Dr. Celestial Bawdy, the esteemed scientist of human behavior who mysteriously vanished more than 150 years ago, and, after a brief sojourn in the nethersphere, suddenly reappeared on earth to share his life's work with Paros.