History of Swear Words: Season 1 (2021)


Season 1
History of Swear Words

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Brevity may be the soul of wit, but digging a little deeper could only help History of Swear Words - a show that almost lives up to its name and host, but falls a little f-king short.

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Critic Ratings: 28

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User Ratings: 85

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Air date: Jan 5, 2021

The word "f..." is the most adaptable swear word of the English language and can refer to sex, rage, confusion, excitement, and a whole lot more.

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Air date: Jan 5, 2021

The word "sh..." has medieval roots as a term for excrement but has evolved over time into something much more versatile -- and sometimes even positive.

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Air date: Jan 5, 2021

Though it literally means female dog, some women have reclaimed the word "b..." as a term of strength and solidarity in recent years.

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Air date: Jan 5, 2021

How the unassuming nickname for "Richard" became one of the most popular swear words.

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From it's feline origins to its modern slang uses describing genitalia or insulting manhood, the word "p..." has stood the test of time.

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Air date: 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 today.

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Cast & Crew

Bellamie Blackstone
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Mike Farah
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Joe Farrell
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Beth Belew
Executive Producer
Brien Meagher
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Rhett Bachner
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  • Apr 26, 2022
    He's Nicolas Cage, have a great fucking night.
  • Apr 13, 2022
    Pretty great. I learned a lot!
  • Apr 10, 2021
    The actual historical stuff about swear words was really interesting. The comedians who were interviewed were not that great though. Isiah Whitlock Jr's appearance in the 'Shit' episode was a highlight.
  • Mar 21, 2021
    WARNING: This review contains extreme f*cking profanity. Viewer discretion is strongly advised! With that out of the way, let's get f*cked! As someone who likes to swear a lot (mostly in secret), this was a f*cking blast. Nick Cage as the host adds just the right amount of batsh*t crazy to this absurd comedy documentary. It's filled with damn funny puns, low and high-brow humour, and profanity literally every f*cking sentence. The group of comedians all did a solid job. In other words, they were the sh*t. A good chunk of the jokes land (some don't), which isn't hard considering the topics were f*ck, sh*t, b*tch, d*ck, p*ssy, and damn. Learning about these swear words was more interesting than I thought it would be. "Who decides what is and what isn't a swear word?" (It's probably someone named Karen.) But maybe one day f*ck will be as socially acceptable as damn. (Wouldn't that be fun?!) It's also reassuring knowing that f*cking swear words are actually f*cking good for you! F*ckin' right! The season was only six 20-minute episodes, so you can breeze through this pretty damn quick. Some episodes will go through topics at breakneck speed. In other words, they cut things too short, didn't dive deep enough, and could have been longer. (Yes, that's a d*ck joke.) This was more of a retrospective than an actual history, but I enjoyed seeing all the music, movies, and historical events that popularized certain swear words. "English, mother*cker, do you speak it?" - King of the Word F*ck, Samuel L. Jackson. But they only scratched the service of swear words and pop culture, and it left me wanting more... those assholes. Overall, this was a f*cking good time. I recommend it to all my pottymouth friends out there, but until next time, f*ck off (and I love you).
  • Mar 20, 2021
    Funny, original, & real!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just don't let kids under 17 years old curse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Feb 28, 2021
    As a concept, it's _ing fun. As a history show, it's a bit too short.
  • Feb 21, 2021
    It was funny to watch and provided some good information on how some swear words came to be. Most will enjoy it
  • Feb 08, 2021
    The show seems less about telling the history of the particular swear words and focuses more on how various people see and use them today and even describes how various cultures see and use them. There is really only brief histories of the words used as it seems they were more interested in hearing comedians and other prominent socialites talk about the words. I think it would be better served to changing the name of the show to Describing Swear words today with a brief history about them. I don't really feel like it is or was meant to be very educational but if you are looking to be entertained and watching famous people saying taboo words, you are in for a treat. I would say it is a very surface level dive into the words and not much is able to be gained from it. So sit back and laugh at the troupes and forced jokes.
  • Jan 31, 2021
    Some good goddamn history
  • Jan 27, 2021
    very unfunny. Was meh in the first episode but went down hill for all the rest.

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