History of Swear Words (Anytime / Netflix) – Remember the joy of making bad words on the calculators (8008 is Boob!). For modern kids fun with swears is talking to smart speakers: “Ok Google: Play Lil Wayne – Rich As Fuck.” Because the speaker will repeat what you say. lol!
(In 2021 take find joy in the juvenile moments. If I ever write a self-help book that’d be my theme.)
This all looks a bit on the nose so a hard pass for me: History Of Swear Words with Nicolas Cage!
Each episode examines the cultural impact of specific curse words: fuck, shit, bitch, dick, pussy and damn.
(George Carlin’s listed swears in his classic 1972 Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television monologue vary. The words, in the order Carlin listed them, are shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker and tits. That was 1972. How far have we gone? Or can we chart how bad we’ve gotten using swears as a north star?)
Are we still doing that “think of the children!!” thing in 2021?! lol. So corny.
Netflix | January 5, 2021
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