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This dude is teaching Japanese people how to say the word f*&k

For as much as the Japanese are accustomed to hearing English curse words on TV and in the movies, you'd think they'd be a whole lot better at dropping the F-bomb on people. Turns out, not so much. Because swearing isn't taught as an official part of any English curriculum, they know the words but struggle to pronounce or use them correctly.

Until now that is.

Like an "unrelenting swear word missionary," Chris Broad, a Brit expat living in Tohoku, Japan, has taken it upon himself to teach the Japanese one by one (he's up to like, four, at this point) how to swear correctly.  

Armed with a video camera and copies of a very educational book on the proper way to say "f*ck" and other English swear words, Broad's set out both to teach the proper usage of words your mother still thinks you don't use, and to capture the ensuing hilarity that comes from saying "for f*&k sake" in a country that loves to drink its sake.

Here's what happened when Broad took to the streets to hand out the book and enlighten the masses...

Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. She learned all the Greek swear words by passing notes in class at Greek school. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.