Lackbrain, oysterwench, wantwit, clotpollsamuel johnsons famous dictionary of 1755 contained some of the ripest insults in the english language. The 10 funniest british putdowns of all bloody time the. From barmy to wazzock, this is the occasionally disputed history of britains best naughty words. A funny gift for relaxation and creative cuss word ideas. I teach you some very funny insults that british people use on each other. This very mild insult is actually rooted in arabic, where it literally means daughter. Heres a glossary of the most commonly used insults indigenous to the british isles. Im tempted to write a dictionary of british insults. More than just insults, this list really includes rude words, exclamations and adjectives that dont fit anywhere else very well. Churchill was a british statesman who was the prime minister of the united kingdom from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. As a nipper growing up our dear old mum would beseech of us many things. Your armpits smell so bad, your teacher gave you an a for not rai.
We are famous for being rude to each other but for doing so with brio our presentday leaders have inherited a sparkling line in withering putdowns from the likes of former prime ministers benjamin disraeli and winston churchill. A dialect word for someone who not only talks a lot, but who seems to constantly swear. But its as nothing compared to the insults politicians have hurled at each other. See more ideas about british insults, rare words, funny words.
But, although we may not like it, verbal confrontation is simply part of our professional and personal lives. Mar 18, 2017 slappers, muppets and ninnies can all be a source of irritation, while naff is a neat way to signal your distaste. Oct 30, 2015 find out the meaning behind 19th century terms like church bell a chatterbox, gibface an ugly person, meater a coward, mutton shunter a cop, and whooperup a bad singer. Oct 01, 2016 every swear word in the english language has been ranked in order of offensiveness. Typically a goodnatured admonition with a strong implication of familiarity, git is more severe than twit or idiot but less severe than wanker, arsehole or twat when. Here femail rounds up 10 of the best british insults and what they mean.
These are the meanest, most cruel insults a human being. Read the big book of 350 yo mama jokes its the next book in the series. We suggest if you decide to use them do it with extreme caution. If youre searching for the funniest insults, look no further, weve put together 75 hilarious insults from around the internet. The british language has many nuances, something shakespeare made use of back in the day. As a mild oath it is roughly on a par with prat and marginally less pejorative than berk. Learn the top 10 most creative british insults in this brand new english. Ten of the best british insults and where they came from. British prime minister winston churchill, to lady astor, the first female member of parliament, when she called him disgustingly drunk.
Youre so ugly, you scared the crap out of the toilet. These are the best insults you can give while remaining a. This book is british slang, written by an american idiot. Big girls blouse a wimp or someone who lacks confidence. Learning some of these will help you have british english down to a t. And its not an insult that is reserved for girls either. The mammoth book of insults by geoff tibballs nook book. Feb 01, 2018 25 great insults from 18th century british slang. People were asked their opinion on 150 words in total. Throughout the centuries, men and women have exercised their highest powers of imagination and wit in speaking ill of one another.
Top 10 british insults rude, creative and very funny. Muttonheaded old mugwump in february 2017, foreign secretary boris johnson trawled the history books to find a memorable insult for labour leader jeremy corbyn in 19th century america, the. In samuel johnsons insults, jack lynch has compiled more than 300 of the curmudgeonly lexicographers mightiest barbs, along with definitions only the master himself could elucidate. The great british insult generator because why the bloody fuck not its only a matter of time before donald trump tweets cluelessly about last nights disastrous for theresa may, at least british election. Youre so goddamn stupid i cant trust you with sharp objects. The uks communications regulator, ofcom, interviewed more than 200 people across the uk on how offensive they find a vast array of rude and offensive words and insults. This just goes to show that they arent 100% necessary when completely destroying a mans soul with the turn of a phrase.
That obviously doesnt mean profanity is useless, because swear words sure as shit serve a good fucking purpose when hurling around bitchy insults. Now i do realise why they say that anyone who had ever loved you had been wrong. Featuring a clockwork orange, shakespeare, bridget jones and kingsley amis here are the most withering literary putdowns. Entertain the kids and yourself with these brilliant roald dahl books. Chances are, youre learning a specific type of english instead of all 3, and an american insult may not be recognized in australia. Shakespeares plays abound with insults which are more often merely cited than thoroughly studied, quotation prevailing over exploration. Without straying into territory that is too offensive here are insults that only the british would understand.
Derived from the name of a stock character in medieval theatrical farces, a mumblecrust is. If youre a british stoolie i will pay you 50 american dollars aka one billion british pounds for you to make that for me. The simplicity of your character makes you exquisitely incomprehensible to me. The 10 funniest british putdowns of all bloody time. Hope you enjoy this extensive list of english insults and share it with a friend. For instance, if you called an american a pillock they probably wouldnt know how to react. But, although we may not like it, verbal confrontation is simply part of our. The knickers in a twist book of british slang is a really good buy as it gives you a good selection of the most common british slag and is very funny and a good read and i would recommend it to anyone if they are interested in british slang. Take, for example, the slim volume of songs and anecdotes the british publisher j. Here, we look at some bof the most memorable british political insults, including lines about margaret thatcher. So without further ado, here are the most savage insults a man can say.
By buying this you are only encouraging one of our sadly very mislead and lost american cousins. Every british swear word has been officially ranked in. Bill clinton is a man who thinks international affairs means dating a girl from out of town. Every british swear word has been officially ranked in order. Oct 18, 2019 learn the top 10 most creative british insults in this brand new english lesson. Beginning of a dialog window, including tabbed navigation to register an account or sign in to an existing account. This kind of insult is probably needed when playing with kids and dont really want to hurt their feelings. Slappers, muppets and ninnies can all be a source of irritation, while naff is a neat way to signal your distaste. Glossary of british terms not widely used in the united. Cockwombles and the decline of british insults the brexit process should be a golden age for satirists and comedians, but unfortunately, something else has happened, writes darach. While other people go up the evolution ladder, you clearly have taken a steady down climb away from it. It was called a jumpoline before your mom jumped on it. Insults can come in handy any day, however, this isnt the kind of lines you take to a grown up roasting contest, except you want to give your opponents a flawless victory.
Someone should tear you down and put up a human being. Every swear word in the english language has been ranked in order of offensiveness. His aim is always to present the whole breadth of crime, mystery and thriller. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets.
Im tempted to also write a dictionary of british words for penis. If laughter is the best medicine, your face must be curing the world. The largest collection of insults oneline jokes in the world. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Its one of those semiaffectionate insults we might throw at a family member or friend whos behaving in a less than cerebral manner.
In canada, new zealand, india, south africa, and australia, some of the british terms listed are used, although another usage is often preferred words with specific british english meanings that have different meanings in american andor additional meanings common to both languages e. Below are some of the tomes most hilarious, vivid, and archaic insults, arranged in. Jun 02, 2014 featuring a clockwork orange, shakespeare, bridget jones and kingsley amis here are the most withering literary putdowns. Pdf shakespeare s insults download full pdf book download. Its one of those semiaffectionate insults we might throw at a family. Git is a term of insult with origins in english denoting an unpleasant, silly, incompetent, annoying, senile, elderly or childish person. Dec 12, 2012 50 best literary insults 50 best literary insults by holly pyne. Insults inspired by this wikipedia page, and various extremely sweary tweets actually sent to donald trump. He clearly dislikes the british an insults a few british things in his book while hating britain.
It should be a federal and serious crime to know you. The cockolorum songster, and convivial companion, for 1800. Taking the mickey out of each other is a national pastime in the u. Any similarity between you and a human is purely coincidental.
This is a list of british words not widely used in the united states. Funny political quotes and insults from around the world. Besides being the greatest writer in the history of the english language, william. Cruel insults find the best cruel insults to use for fun. Its a book that has virtually every british insult and more that you can think of, and. America is a great country, but as far as putdowns go, we can learn a thing or two from our friends abroad who. And for more great zingers from the halls of power, here are the 25 alltime greatest oneliners by politicians. Maxim jakubowski has once again compiled a blockbuster collection of the years most outstanding short crime fiction published in the uk.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of the 20th century, churchill was also an officer in the british army, a historian, a writer as winston s. Archaic british insults edition contestants try not to be total shabbaroons as they guess whether a word is a music festival, a childrens television show, or a 19th. The purpose of this richly detailed dictionary is to go beyond the surface of these words and to analyse why and how words become insults in shakespeares world. Nobody can dish out an insult quite like the british. Find out the meaning behind 19th century terms like church bell a chatterbox, gibface an ugly person, meater a coward, mutton shunter a cop, and whooperup a bad singer. Its been a pleasure to meet the poster child for the prochoice movement. The most common the book of insults material is cotton. These are the meanest, most cruel insults a human being can. Your birth certificate is an apology letter from the condom factory.
The first 5 insults are still going strong in british english, but dont worry, theyre not. Curiously, however, the book doesnt shed much light on what it actually means to be a twit. Or if you do have one, but youre trying to refer to someone elses and not your own. Every nation on earth has its own swear words but the phrases and insults that the british use are pretty unique. See more ideas about british insults, best insults and words. All of these insults will cut a man to pieces in a matter of seconds, and shockingly none of the insults below contain profanity. Watch out for the rest of these books message me some ideas for new books. Insults archives page 3 of 3 the septics companion. Where there are hideously offensive insults derived from the female genitalia, twat is at the milder end of the scale, and as far as the british are concerned, the. Home lifestyle these are the best insults you can give while remaining a gentleman arguing of any kind outside of a lively, spirited debate over dinner isnt considered gentlemanly. At the time, lad culture ran throughout british music and television, and wazzock, a northengland accented contraction of the sarcastic wiseacre a knowitall became a powerful tool to shoot people down in an argument. You can never appreciate the true beauty of the english language until youve mastered and memorised its best insults british slang is an important part of the culture, and much of these slang terms are used as insults. Donald trump was the victim of some vicious british. Insults archives page 2 of 3 the septics companion.
Death would be just the best form on upgrading for your kind. Heres our guide to the choicest british slang, insults and phrases. Fairburn foisted on an unsuspecting public at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries. British gentlemen are the undisputed masters of the putdown, with a long and distinguished history of laughing at absolutely everything. The top 50 most beautiful british insults anglotopia.990 114 1600 935 1206 1187 1385 16 1599 1084 583 391 705 1299 1245 1023 1688 466 206 528 792 1488 397 1544 1255 526 246 970 407 412 629 854 873 110 1036 78 926 1472 871 756 134 145 1286 326