Those naughty four-letter words. We all use them (some much more often than others). But where did they come from and why have generations of concerned parents been trying to scrub them from their kids’ vocabulary with literal bars of soap? If ever you’ve wanted to know the answers to such questions, then you’re in luck because Nicolas Cage and Netflix want to put an end to all the head scratching.

According to Deadline, the Academy Award-winning actor is teaming up with the streaming service to host an unscripted comedy series History of Swear Words. As the outlet put it, the show “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 “F**k”, “Sh*t”, “B*tch”, “D**k”, “Pu**y”, and “Damn”.  You can look for the show on your nearest Netflix app beginning January 5, 2021.


What do you make of this news? Does History of Swear Words sound like something you are interested in checking out? And is Nicolas Cage the right fit to host such a show? Sound off in the comments below and let me and the rest of the television-loving world in on how this news hits you!

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