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Warning: the following article contains profanity. Young readers should stop reading here.


One feature of Neighborhood 12358W is that certain profanities are automatically replaced with other words.


In Chapter 1, Chidi surmises that this is because most people in the neighborhood don't like swearing, this applies to all neighborhoods and the Good Place Correspondence Center.

List of Words[]

  • F*ck: fork (and therefore, motherforker)
  • Sh*t: shirt (and therefore, bullshirt and shirtballs)
  • B*tch: bench (and therefore, "son of a bench")
  • *ss: ash (and therefore, ash-hole)
  • C*ck: cork (however, to make it rhyme, it's corkblork for c*ckblock)
  • D*ck: deck (and therefore, deckhead, also uses of ‘cork’ And ‘corkblork’ occasionally)
  • H*ll: here (and therefore, "what the here?")


  • This censoring also allows NBC to air to the show at 8:30 p.m. which, of course, is a massive celestial coincidence.
  • The "h*ll" variant (which is "here") is well put.
  • Early drafts of the pilot, show “b*tch” being replaced by the word “birch” instead of “bench.”