Top 10 British Insults
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.
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."
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."
Meaning: "Calling someone slow or stupid."
Meaning: "Calling someone an idiot."
Haha! So very british!
Meaning: "Calling someone a slacker."
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."
Meaning: "Calling someone insane."
I use this sometimes.
Meaning: "Calling someone unattractive."
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.
Yep. That insult is pretty good.