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None of the best-known English swear words are [sic] of Anglo-Saxon origin.
Website of the QI television show, April 12, oldest item (list is from newest to oldest)
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Tell that to the folks at A Concise Anglo-Saxon dictionary (at bottom of left column)
 
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Whence scat, I presume?
 
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That's obviously not true. Don't believe anything you read or hear connected with QI.

"Shit" is found in Old English, and "fuck" and "cunt" are also probably from Old English - they are found in place names and have cognates in other Germanic languages.

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