47 Words to Look Out For During A Spirit Box Session

Yesterday, myself and Aimee went to a Old Yew tree located in Derbyshire that dates back to 2000+ years. If Trees could talk, I think this one would have many tales to tell. I will blog on the history of this specific tree at some point so please keep a look out for it.

Before you read on, please be aware that this blog DOES contain strong language.

It would not be the first time and probably will not be the last time that we had what seemed as if someone was calling us. The specific response we got was ‘BITCH’.

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Now this was 16:30 in the afternoon. There should have not been any swearing coming through on the radio waves during this time.

Today, I have looked into the swear words used on radio waves and television stations and there is actually 47 words published in a report that regulator Ofcom classifies. Each swear word is classified as either as mild, medium and strong and how acceptable it is to use these words within your broadcast. It states that certain words may be allowed if its context is discussed first. However it does state within this report, swearing during school run times is specially prohibited as children are likely to be listening. I would say that our spirit box session would have been within the time period of the school run.

The report also states that depending on how its being used, certain swear words can be used when children are least likely to be listening. However, each word as been categorised and classified on how acceptable it is to use these words.

So, as investigators should we be listening out for these 47 words more?

Should we be experimenting with our spirit box sessions at different times of the day?

I personally think we should, because if any of the words considered as not acceptable are said during a spirit box session than how likely is this to be just radio? We personally have had ‘FUCK’ said twice during a day time investigation which we conducted around 14:00. This would have been unacceptable for a radio channel to broadcast such swearing at 14:00 in the afternoon, same as the response we got yesterday it just should not be on the radio wave.

So should we be asking spirit to say these words as confirmation? I think we should especially the words deemed as unacceptable.

What’s on the list?

Arse Mild language, generally of little concern.

Arsehole Medium language, potentially unacceptable pre-watershed. More aggression or specific intent to hurt heightens impact.

Balls Medium language, potentially unacceptable pre-watershed. Particularly vulgar or sexual use heightens the impact, especially for women.

Bastard Strong language, generally unacceptable pre-watershed. More aggression or specific intent to hurt heightens impact. Less problematic when used to refer indirectly to someone who is cruel or nasty.

Beaver Strong language, generally unacceptable pre-watershed. Seen as vulgar and distasteful, especially by women.

Beef curtains* Strong language, generally unacceptable pre-watershed. Low recognition. Seen as vulgar and distasteful, especially by women.

Bellend Strong language, generally unacceptable pre-watershed. Seen by some as a childish word often said in jest. More aggression or specific intent to hurt heightens impact.

Bint Medium language, potentially unacceptable pre-watershed. Seen as potentially derogatory by women, but men also find the word problematic.

Bitch Medium language, potentially unacceptable pre-watershed. More aggression or specific intent to hurt heightens impact.

Bloodclaat* Strong language, generally unacceptable pre-watershed. Low recognition. Among those familiar, seen as vulgar and crude. Strongly disliked by women when meaning discussed.

Bloody Mild language, generally of little concern. Frequently used in everyday language to express emotion, and not usually as a directed insult.

Bollocks Medium language, potentially unacceptable pre-watershed. Not generally offensive but somewhat vulgar when used to refer to testicles. Less problematic when used to mean ‘nonsense’.

Bugger Mild language, generally of little concern. Frequently used in everyday language to express emotion when making a mistake. Seen as much stronger when used in a clearly sexual context.

Bullshit Medium language, potentially unacceptable pre-watershed. Older participants more likely to consider the word unacceptable.

Clunge Strong language, generally unacceptable pre-watershed. Not always recognised. Seen as vulgar and distasteful, especially by women.

Cock Strong language, generally unacceptable pre-watershed. Seen as vulgar and distasteful by many. Less problematic when used in a humorous context.

Cow Mild language, generally of little concern. Commonly viewed as a humorous insult.

Crap Mild language, generally of little concern.

Cunt Strongest language, problematic for some even post-watershed. Vulgar, derogatory and shocking for both men and women. Especially distasteful and offensive to women and older participants.

Damn Mild language, generally of little concern.

Dick Strong language, generally unacceptable pre-watershed. Seen as vulgar and distasteful by many. Less problematic when used in a humorous context, and generally considered slightly milder than ‘cock’.

Dickhead Strong language, generally unacceptable pre-watershed. Seen as vulgar and distasteful by many. Less problematic when used in a humorous context.

Fanny Strong language, generally unacceptable pre-watershed. Seen as crude, particularly by women.

Feck/Effing Medium language, potentially unacceptable pre-watershed. Often seen as humorous. Older participants more likely to consider the word unacceptable.

Flaps Strong language, generally unacceptable pre-watershed. Seen as crude and often derogatory, particularly by women.

Fuck Strongest language, unacceptable pre-watershed. Seen as strong, aggressive and vulgar. Older participants more likely to consider the word unacceptable.

Gash Strong language, generally unacceptable pre-watershed. Seen as crude and often derogatory, particularly by women.

Ginger Mild language, generally of little concern. Typically viewed as a humorous insult, however more aggression or specific intent to hurt heightens impact.

Git Mild language, generally of little concern. Tyically viewed as a humorous insult.

God Mild language, generally of little concern when used to express emotion. A concern for older or more religiously sensitive participantswhen used as an obscenity. Some recognition that this may offend religious people.

Goddam Mild language, generally of little concern when used to express emotion. Seen as slightly stronger than ‘God’ because it is more aggressive. Some recognition that this might offend religious people.

Jesus Christ Mild language, generally of little concern when used to express emotion. A concern for older or more religiously sensitive participants when used as an obscenity. Some recognition that this may offend religious people.

Knob Strong language, generally unacceptable pre-watershed. Seen as vulgar and distasteful by many. Less problematic when used in a humorous context, and generally considered slightly milder than ‘cock’.

Minge Strong language, generally unacceptable pre-watershed. Seen as crude and often derogatory, particularly by women.

Minger Mild language, generally of little concern. Viewed as a humorous insult. More unpleasant than offensive. More aggression or specific intent to hurt heightens impact.

Motherfucker Strongest language, problematic for some even post-watershed. Vulgar, derogatory and shocking for both men and women. Seen as very aggressive when intended to hurt or offend.

Munter Medium language, potentially unacceptable pre-watershed. More aggression or specific intent to hurt heightens impact.

Pissed / pissed off Medium language, potentially unacceptable pre-watershed. Neither meaning – drunk or angry – particularly offensive but more problematic when used aggressively or repeatedly.

Prick Strong language, generally unacceptable pre-watershed. Less problematic when used in a humorous context.

Punani Strong language, generally unacceptable pre-watershed. Not always recognised. Seen as vulgar and distasteful by those familiar.

Pussy Strong language, generally unacceptable pre-watershed. Seen as vulgar and distasteful when used to refer to the vagina. Much milder when used to mean weak or ineffectual but still seen as problematic by some.

Shit Medium language, potentially unacceptable pre-watershed. Common language used in everyday life but problematic when used aggressively or repeatedly. Concerns about children learning the word.

Snatch Strong language, generally unacceptable pre-watershed. Seen as vulgar and distasteful by many.

Sod-off Mild language, generally of little concern.

Son of a bitch Medium language, potentially unacceptable pre-watershed.

Tits Medium language, potentially unacceptable pre-watershed. Vulgar or sexual use heightens the impact.

Twat Strong language, generally unacceptable pre-watershed. Seen as vulgar and distasteful when used to refer to the vagina. Less problematic if describing a rude or obnoxious person, but still potentially offensive.

What would a sceptic say?

A sceptic could debunk your session as being nothing more than voice pareidolia.

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