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World's earliest record of the F-word is discovered in manuscript...

•, By Luke May

A documentary airing on Tuesday will show off the Bannatyne Manuscript, which dates back to 1568 and is kept under lock and key in the National Library of Scotland. 

Scotland - Contains Strong Language will see singer Cora Bissett take a tour of her country and find out more about Scotland's relationship with swearing.

Dating back to the 16th century, the Bannatyne Manuscript is a collection poems written by George Bannatyne, while he was a bored student locked in his Edinburgh home due to the plague.

The manuscript contains William Dunbar's epic poem The Flyting of Dunbar and Kennedie, in which two poets trade insults with one another.

As the pair trade blows, Kennedy brands Dunbar a 'wan fukkit funling'