Airdate: History of Swear Words

Warning: Language, language!

Do not attempt at home?

Netflix doco History of Swear Words, presented by Nicolas Cage (in a very distracting mop), drops on Tuesday.

Mind your ps & qs in Comments, ha!

An education in expletives: the history lesson you didn’t know you needed. History of Swear Words, hosted by Nicolas Cage, is a loud and proudly profane series that explores the origins, pop culture-usage, science and cultural impact of curse words. Through interviews with experts in etymology, pop culture, historians and entertainers, the six-episode series dives into the origins of ….

Tuesday January 5 on Netflix.


  1. I haven’t watched this show but the creative way US writers try to avoid the use of coarse language (and nudity) is fascinating especially because of the double-standards of showing graphic violence, which is deemed to be acceptable.
    For me the use of the word ‘Frack’ in the 1978 series Battlestar Galactica opened the door to introducing everyday coarse language, though ironically it’s mostly now used in sci-fi shows.

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