The BEST Episodes of History of Swear Words

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 24, 2021

Network: Netflix

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.

Watch Now
F**k

#1 - F**k

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.29
246 votes
D**k

#2 - D**k

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 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?

star 7.00
132 votes
Pu**y

#3 - Pu**y

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 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.

star 6.98
128 votes
Sh*t

#4 - Sh*t

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 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.

star 6.98
176 votes
Damn

#5 - Damn

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 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.

star 6.97
120 votes
Bitch

#6 - Bitch

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 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.

star 6.84
147 votes