The BEST Episodes of History of Swear Words
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Apr 21, 2021
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.
#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.
#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?
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#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.
#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.