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

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Have you ever said “bugger” in front of your grandparents and got a scolding, even though it’s not a proper swear word? Well now you have some evidence to back you up and shut them down, because Ofcom, the independent regulator and fun killer for the UK, has said that it is of very little concern, as well as ranking all the other swear words from mild to strong.

Find out where your favourite curse comes on the list below. We don’t know about you, but we didn’t expect “flaps” to come so high on the list...

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

 
Cunt
Fuck
Motherfucker

This ranking comes after the organisation interviewed over 200 people about the rude words relating to body parts, which sounds like a right laugh to be a part of. They also did a ranking of sexual references, which is equally as hilarious.

Mild or medium:

 
Bonk
Shag
Slapper
Tart
 
 

Strong:

 
Bukkake
Cocksucker
Dildo
Jizz
Ho
Nonce
Prickteaser
Rapey
Skank
Slag
Slut
Wanker
Whore 

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