Top 10 British Insults
Say You Bloody Wanker in a really over the top English accent even me ( I am English)
One which I've overused. But only when I really, really mean it.
Meaning: "Basically the insult for a pervert."
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."
I use this sometimes.
Meaning: "Calling someone a 'sod' or a 'moron'."
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!
I'm English and I use it to call someone a bit slow and divvy
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.
That British insult reminds me of a Simpson episode (the older ones) that the Simpson family (including Abe) had travelled to England for a holiday, and Homer got into trouble for bad manners towards the Queen of England. LOL! 😂
Someone who lost direction, someone who has gone nut
Like boy your head looks like water proof
Yep. That insult is pretty good.