Netflix’s ‘History of Swear Words’ is the doomscrolling companion for this effing moment

Behold the power of colorful language.

The Walking Dead can graphically depict a pack of zombies gang-disemboweling a man while he still draws breath, but the series cannot drop an f-bomb.

Many people were more offended by Rashida Tlaib saying of President Trump, “Impeach the motherf***er,” than by the shady alleged extortion scheme that precipitated her statement.

And an ill-timed spot of on-air profanity can turn a newscaster, briefly, into news.

However, one unspoken aspect of these unspeakable words is their versatility—something that is celebrated joyously in the new Netflix series, The History of Swear Words.


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