Ellie Harrison | Swear Box 2005

Swear Box 2005 is a web-based project by artist Ellie Harrison.
Throughout 2005, she recorded every sentence that she uttered which contained a swear word.
Before the project began the swear words were defined and put into subjective order of
offensiveness by Ellie and her mother.

Subjective Hierarchical Order of Offensiveness

Defined after much deliberation on 17th January 2005
by Anne Harrison and Ellie Harrison

Offensiveness Rating

Swear Word

Acceleration

****

Quadruple swear

Fastest
***

Triple swear

^
**

Double swear

^
1

Cunt

^
2

Fuck

^
3 Wanker ^
4

Bugger

^
5

Twat

^
6

Tosser

^
7

Bastard

^
8

Bollocks

^
9

Shit

^
10

Shite

^
11

Cock

^
12

Bitch

^
13

Arsehole

^
14

Piss-off

^
15

Bullshit

^
16

Crap

^
17

Arse

^
18

Piss

^
19

Bloody

Slowest