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History of Swear Words

History of Swear Words

Netflix 2021

This proudly profane series explores the history and impact of some of the most notorious bad words in the English language.

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The 10 Best Episodes of History of Swear Words

History of Swear Words - S1E1

#1 - F**k


Season 1 - Episode 1

The silly putty of the English language, our most malleable swear word can refer to sex, rage, confusion, excitement and a whole lot more.

The episode was rated from 256 votes.

History of Swear Words - S1E5

#2 - Pu**y


Season 1 - Episode 5

From its feline origins to its modern slang uses describing genitalia or insulting manhood, learn how "pu**y" has stood the test of time.

The episode was rated from 139 votes.

History of Swear Words - S1E2

#3 - Sh*t


Season 1 - Episode 2

With medieval roots as a term for excrement, this filthy vulgarity evolved over time into something much more versatile β€” and sometimes even positive.

The episode was rated from 186 votes.

History of Swear Words - S1E4

#4 - D**k


Season 1 - Episode 4

You can have one or you can be one. But how did an unassuming nickname for "Richard" become one of our most popular swear words?

The episode was rated from 143 votes.

History of Swear Words - S1E6

#5 - Damn


Season 1 - Episode 6

Though quite mild when compared with its profane brethren, "damn" has maintained its meaning from biblical times and can still pack a punch even today.

The episode was rated from 129 votes.

History of Swear Words - S1E3
#6 - Bitch
Season 1 - Episode 3

Though it literally means "female dog," in recent years, some women have started to reclaim the "B word" as a term of strength and solidarity.

The episode was rated from 158 votes.

Last updated: may 08, 2022



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Nicolas Cage sucks in this


Nicholas Cage was the best part of the show..


the intro to Dick, hahahhahaha!!!


There was almost to no history on them. They focused alot of it in what's it like in pop culture.


It's just a dragged out, less entertaining version of "Susie Dent's Guide to Swearing".


Why!They have left out the best and most offensive swear word ....CUNT!!!or maybe thats just in scotland.


Thought it would actually be entertaining while informative, but falls well short of the mark. Seems little more than a poor excuse to cram in as many R-rated "naughty words" into n minutes as they can for no real good reason.


[Netflix] An educational and curious series that brings us closer to the origin of some swear words. The historical part is more interesting, and especially the curiosities about the censorship mechanisms over the years. The comedians' interventions contribute little, they are not too clever either. Nicolas Cage shows that he can be histrionic even in a documentary.


It was a fun watch. Doesn't take itself seriously. And Nicolas Cage is peak Nicolas Cage here.


LOVE IT. I need more Nick Cage. He is so extra, riding the whole Nick Cage meme.


This was a lot more enjoyable than I thought it was going to be, while still been very informative

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