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21 August 2007

The BBC’s List of Most Offensive Swear Words

A List of the Most Offensive Swear Words (Ranked In Order):

When I went to meet the editorial policy/legal people at the BBC, the first thing I wanted to know, as you can well imagine, was this: which swear words am I allowed to use?

I was shown a ranked list of rudeness. It was every bit as entertaining as I had hoped, but to my disappointment, there was no possibility of removing this fabulous document from the room. I don’t like to paint too much of a melodramatic picture, but the offending piece of paper was physically removed from my hand (I think they had the idea that I would scan it, post it on my blog, and write an article about it).

Anyway, I mentioned this to someone else from the BBC at a party recently: she sent me a copy this morning, and as you can see, I have indeed scanned it and posted it on my blog.

Via Head Tale.

Posted by Amy in Words

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2 Responses to “The BBC’s List of Most Offensive Swear Words”

  1. Bruce from The Bookshop Blog says:

    That was great- hadn’t seen it before. Actually interesting to see which words are picking up and which are dying off.

  2. Amy says:

    It is interesting, isn’t it? I wonder what the list will look like in 30 years.

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