By: Funny Or Die
Article by Sloane Hughes
History of Swear Words is now on Netflix! WATCH NOW!
Friends, come with us on a journey through some of the most important words in the English language:
Fuck, Shit, Bitch, Dick, Pussy, and Damn.
This January, we ‘ll explore the fascinating history of these grand expletives in our new series, aptly named History of Swear Words, with the help of Oscar-winner and top tier screamer of curse words Nicolas Cage as our host. Produced by B17 Entertainment and Funny Or Die (hey that ‘s us!), the series will dive into each of these words through interviews with experts in etymology, pop culture, historians and entertainers.
Special guests include Joel Kim Booster, DeRay Davis, Open Mike Eagle, Nikki Glaser, Patti Harrison, London Hughes, Jim Jefferies, Zainab Johnson, Nick Offerman, Sarah Silverman, Isiah Whitlock Jr., and Baron Vaughn. The experts on words include Benjamin Bergen (PhD, Cognitive Scientist, Author of What The F), ‘ Anne Charity Hudley (PHD, Linguist and Educator), Mireille Miller-Young (PhD, Professor of Feminist Studies), Elvis Mitchell (Film Critic/Host of The Treatment on KCRW), Melissa Mohr (PhD, Author of Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing), and Kory Stamper (Lexicographer, Author Of Word By Word). ‘
Trust us, this is a history lesson you ‘re not going to want to miss.