Top 10 British Insults
One which I've overused. But only when I really, really mean it.
I'm of Irish descent. Wanker.
To me, this sounds funny.
It is not for a pervert
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.
Haha! So very british!
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! "
I use this sometimes.
It looks like a nosey parker deserves a big punch on the bloody nose!
This one is always popping up in old books.
Meaning: "Telling someone they're getting into people's business and they're really annoying."
Yep. That insult is pretty good.