Top 10 British Insults

The Top Ten
1 Wanker

One which I've overused. But only when I really, really mean it.

Meaning: "Basically the insult for a pervert."

I'm of Irish descent. Wanker.

To me, this sounds funny.

2 Git

Hence John Lennon's line in the Beatle song The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill "...and I curse sir Walter Raleigh, he was such a stupid Git."

I use this sometimes.

3 Cheeky

If someone said this to me, I wouldn't be offended. These insults are lame. I know they're British, but seriously? Cheeky? Is that saying that their cheeks look big?

This has been used so much in my family, and naturally I say it as well.

And the way we use cheeky, it isn't really an insult. More of a light hearted dig.

Meaning: "Someone is acting very rude."

4 Duffer

Meaning: "Calling someone slow or stupid."

5 Divvy

Meaning: "Calling someone an idiot."

Haha! So very british!

6 Gormless

Meaning: "Calling someone a slacker."

7 Grotty

First entered the American vernacular via George Harrison in the movie Hard Day's Night, when he muttered "I think they're Grotty", when referring to some supposedly fashionable shirts somebody asked him about.
Shortly after that it was picked up and used by the California surfer sub-culture, gradually working its way into US fame by Moon Zappa's hilarious Valley Girl song in 1982.

Short for "grotesque", and later co-opted from the colloquial Val-Speak by Moon Unit Zappa in the famous 1980's song "Valley Girls", but mis-spelled by the media as "Grody- to the max! "

Meaning: "Calling someone disgusting."

8 Nutter

Meaning: "Calling someone insane."

I use this sometimes.

9 Munter

Meaning: "Calling someone unattractive."

10 Nosey Parker

Meaning: "Telling someone they're getting into people's business and they're really annoying."

It looks like a nosey parker deserves a big punch on the bloody nose!

This one is always popping up in old books.

The Contenders
11 C**t
12 Ginger T**t
13 Homer Simpson
14 Bollocks
15 Clangers
16 Pleb
17 T**t
18 Tosser
19 Pandi
20 Bellend
21 Bawdy idle-headed foot-licker!
22 Disoriented
23 Poof
24 Dickhead

Yep. That insult is pretty good.

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