History of Swear Words

The BEST episodes of History of Swear Words

Every episode of History of Swear Words ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of History of Swear Words!

Nicolas Cage hosts this proudly profane series that explores the history and impact of some of the most notorious bad words in the English language.

Last Updated: 7/21/2022Network: Netflix
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F**k
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7.32
256 votes

#1 - F**k

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 1/5/2021

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

Pu**y
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7.01
140 votes

#2 - Pu**y

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/5/2021

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

Sh*t
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6.99
186 votes

#3 - Sh*t

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 1/5/2021

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

D**k
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6.98
143 votes

#4 - D**k

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/5/2021

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?

Damn
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6.96
130 votes

#5 - Damn

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/5/2021

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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Bitch
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6.86
159 votes

#6 - Bitch

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/5/2021

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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