What's the story?

A celebration of Caledonian cursing.

Are you watching old episodes of The Thick of It again?

Always. But on this occasion, I'm talking about a one-off documentary, Scotland – Contains Strong Language, presented by director and musician Cora Bissett which examines how swearing is part of our history and culture.

The first hurdle? Bissett must run a list past BBC Scotland's head of editorial standards to find out what she can and can't get away with.

Tell me more.

Bissett attends a sociolinguistics class at the University of Glasgow to understand why swearing offends, before exploring some landmark sweary moments.

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Such as?

William Dunbar's epic poem, The Flyting of Dunbar and Kennedie, is said to be the first recorded use of the F-word. Then there's comedian Billy Connolly's role in sharing the poetry of Glaswegian swearing with a global audience.

When James Kelman won the Booker Prize in 1994, his novel How Late it Was, How Late, contained more than 4,000 F-words, sparking controversy that saw the author labelled an "illiterate savage".

More recently, social media has become the stage for Scottish swearing, giving linguists the chance to analyse everyday speech. Not to forget the tricky "C-bomb" to diffuse.

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When can I watch?

BBC Scotland, Tuesday, 10pm.

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