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History of Swear Words

All Episodes 2021
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  • 2018-01-09T08:00:00Zs at 2018-01-09T08:00:00Z on Netflix
  • 2021-01-05T08:00:00Z
  • 20 mins
  • 2 hours, 0 mins (6 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Comedy, Documentary
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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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6 episodes

1x01 F**k

  • Series Premiere

    2021-01-05T08:00:00Z — 20 mins

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

1x02 Sh*t

  • 2021-01-05T08:00:00Z — 20 mins

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

1x03 Bitch

  • 2021-01-05T08:00:00Z — 20 mins

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.

1x04 D**k

  • 2021-01-05T08:00:00Z — 20 mins

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?

1x05 Pu**y

  • 2021-01-05T08:00:00Z — 20 mins

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

1x06 Damn

  • 2021-01-05T08:00:00Z — 20 mins

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.

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