Swear words are a fascinating aspect of language. Where do they come from? Who decided they’re bad? What the fuck do they really mean?
With host Nicolas Cage, a few language experts, and a handful of entertaining guests, Netflix’s History of Swear Words answers these questions and many more, focusing on six iconic swear words across six episodes. The series enlightens viewers on such words as shit, damn, and pussy, digging into the words’ roots, their usage, and how they fit into modern society.
Each episode of Netflix’s new, bingeable series focuses on a single word for roughly 20 minutes, starting with one of the most notorious: “Fuck.” The entire first season is about two hours long, making for a great little afternoon diversion that left me feeling both a little smarter and a little lighter. Read more…
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Netflix's smart and funny 'History of Swear Words' is a perfect binge