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Every British swear word has been officially ranked in order of offensiveness

Every British swear word has been officially ranked in order of offensiveness
Every swear word in the English language has been ranked in order of offensiveness. People were asked their opinion on 150 words in total. These included general swear words, words linked to race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, body parts and health conditions, religious insults and sexual references, as well as certain hand gestures. They were asked to rate words as mild, medium, strong or strongest. And this is what Ofcom found. For general swear words, the following words were seen as... Mild: Arse Bloody Bugger Cow Crap Damn Ginger Git God Goddam Jesus Christ Minger Sod-off Medium: Arsehole Balls Bint Bitch Bollocks Bullshit Feck Munter Pissed/pissed off Shit Son of a bitch Tits Strong: Bastard Beaver Beef curtains Bellend Bloodclaat Clunge Cock Dick Dickhead Fanny Flaps Gash Knob Minge Prick Punani Pussy Snatch Twat Strongest: For sexual insults, most words were rated as strong. The only words rated mild or medium were: An Ofcom spokesperson told indy100:

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