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Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television…But Can Apparently Say In Code

Dear Reader,


(Mom, don’t read this one)

The late great George Carlin had many awesome comedy skits. One of them – possibly his most famous – is “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television” from the comedy album “Class Clown”. In it he gives his list of  seven words that – at the time – were inappropriate for over the air broadcast in the United States.

I thought it would be fun – if for no other reason than clickbait – to run the 7 dirty words against Github to see who is using what, and where. I took screenshots so that you can see each word and which languages use it the most. I also list PHP’s rating for each word out of the top 10 languages.

So, without further adieu here are Carlin’s “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television” but you can apparently use in code with impunity.

The List

  • Shit

    (PHP – 9/10)


  • Piss

    (PHP – 5/10)

  • Fuck

    (PHP – 8/10)

  • Cunt

    (PHP – 3/10) :facepalm:


  • Cocksucker

    (PHP – 5/10)


  • Motherfucker

    (PHP – 4/10)

  • Tits

    (PHP – 4/10)


The only conclusion that can be drawn is that we have lost the ability to communicate without profanity. :)

Until next time,
I <3 |<