History of Swear Words

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F**k
Episode overview
The silly putty of the English language, our most malleable swear word can refer to sex, rage, confusion, excitement and a whole lot more.
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Sh*t
Episode overview
With medieval roots as a term for excrement, this filthy vulgarity evolved over time into something much more versatile - and sometimes even positive.
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Bitch
Episode overview
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.
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D**k
Episode overview
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?
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Pu**y
Episode overview
From its feline origins to its modern slang uses describing genitalia or insulting manhood, learn how "pussy" has stood the test of time.
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Damn
Episode overview
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.