History of Swear Words

10 Best Episodes of History of Swear Words

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

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 08, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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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 6.83 from 165 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 6.93 from 134 votes.

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#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 6.95 from 146 votes.

History of Swear Words - S1E5

#3 - 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 6.98 from 143 votes.

History of Swear Words - S1E2

#2 - 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 — and sometimes even positive.

The episode was rated 6.99 from 192 votes.

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 7.30 from 267 votes.

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