This year we've been touring the UK with our pop-up shop at festivals and events. Along the way, we asked you what your favourite swear words were for 2017. It turns out... you all really, really love to swear!
When it came to curse words, you filthy-minded buggers thought of loads of new and creative ways to offend your mates; we were impressed! So we took all this data and compiled it into one list for no other reason then to see what was the most popular swear word of 2017. If you are easily offended, you should probably look away right about now, but for everyone else, read on Motherfuckers!
Let's start at the bottom of our list with the 10th most popular swear word; TWAT. Much more prolific in the North than the South but equally offensive anywhere.
The great thing about shit is that you can combine it with almost any other swear word to form a super-swear! Shitfuck, Shitcunt and Shitbollocks are all perfectly acceptable combinations. The possibilities are endless.
We had a few fannyflaps too, but pissflaps was clearly the more popular of this feminine-inspired cuss word.
They say English is a simple language, and this ever popular offensive word is as simple as profanities can get. We also learnt "Cockwomble" this summer, and we are eternally grateful. Thanks!
Being Red Dwarf fans ourselves, we were proud to see this profanity make a common appearance. Who remembers the episode where Kryton tried his best to swear? Smeeeeeg.Heeeeeed.
We're not entirely sure what an arsegoblin actually is. The urban dictionary lists it as; "Unpleasant mixture of itching and sweat when the improperly wiped arse is left to ripen in a high temperature, probably on a car or office seat." Oh, that's the name for it.
See also; Scrote, Bawbag and Spunkbag.
Typically used to describe someone prolific in bed, this word varies depending on your located in the United Kingdom. We're quite fond of 'Cumdump.'
We knew this one was popular, it's heard in almost every sentence spoken in Britain; FUCK. It is timeless. Like a well aged wine or a classic car, it never goes out of style.
Ah, of course. Even to this day this word can shock and offend people of all ages. No wonder it was the number one swearword of 2017! The perfect way to insult your friends and strangers alike. Shout it to give it extra emphasis and more than a few disapproving gasps of horror.
So there you have it! The most popular swear words of 2017. Here's a few that didn't make the cut, and if we've not listed your favourite please comment below and teach us a fucking lesson!