Fargin’ Shite: The Seven (Thousand) Words You Can Say On TV

These days, there aren’t many words you can’t say on television. But the policies of broadcasters determined to keep the small screen “family friendly” have led to a bizarre expansion of the language for purposes of on-screen cursing that won’t get anyone fired. No one in real life would ever blurt out “frik,” or “frinx,” or “fup” in a moment of anger, but for TV characters, the made-up curse words have become second nature, and are bordering on becoming a new dialect.