The fascinating history of the f-word

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It’s one of the most versatile words in the English language, but where does it come from? Lexicographer, etymologist and broadcaster Susie Dent activates the f-bomb and takes us on a journey through time.

Animation by Adrian Hartrick and Dominika Ozynska

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