So I was watching The Simpsons just before, the episode being "Fraudcast News". At the end of the episode many Springfield residents follow in Lisa's footsteps and start to print their own newspapers. Willie says that he reviews all the new tractors in his, 'and they're all shite!' Curiously, "shite" wasn't bleeped or edited out, which made me wonder, is "shite" really a swear word?
(For the record, the epsiode was a recording from FOX, just in case they have their own "swear word hierarchy".)