Why should you incorporate words commonly used in the UK? I mean take me for example, I’m from the US, so wouldn’t I just use the North American equivilant for the word? To be honest, it’s fun to spice up your speach with some good old Brittish vocabulary. It has a number of advantages… like the fact that people don’t realize you’re insulting them and it makes you sound smarter (I still don’t get why we assume that if someone talks like a Brit they are better educated or cultured, stupid American stereotype). But let’s play into American stereotypes and talk trash to people while sounding more elegant!
1. Arse – It means ass. You can even call someone an arsehole
Hey Danny, you’re being a real arse!
(see sounds cultured!)
2. Rubbish – Garbage trash, next time some telemarketer calls your house to ask your opinion on their service you can respond:
I think it’s pure rubbish!
3. Nutter – Lunatic or crazy person. We all have to deal with plenty of crazy people in our days and I have to say, at times I run out of words to describe them. So here’s a new one for you:
Ray’s wife is a real nutter, did you see how off her trolley (another fun British word for crazy) she was on Friday night?
PS we all have friends in our group with a crazy wife, it’s an inevitable necessity.
4. Bloke – a guy, this one is just fun to say
That bloke is bloody mad (yet another British word for crazy!)
5. Pissed – drunk, unlike our US word that means angry, this means something like shitfaced drunk.
After her fifth shot, Gina was completely pissed!
6. Slag – slut, I like this word because you can use it freely in bars while describing girls you hate and nobody will understand…
Oh look Julia it’s that slag.
Even if said slag is standing right next to you, she probably has no idea what you just said.
7. Fanny – vagina. You can really mess this one up when talking to Brit, imagine if you take a look at your backside and ask a British man:
Does my fanny look too big?
He may really misinterpret what you are asking. Also I have an aunt named Franny and wonder what it would have been like for her to grow up in the UK… hmmmmmm….
8. Bollocks – Literally it means testicles but it is used more like the word Bullshit in the US. Nonsense, crap. I love to respond to people who are trying to tell me BS stories:
That’s a load of bollocks!
This usually does two things, first they are extremely confused, then they think I sound cool and sophisticated because I used a word outside of their vocabulary. It’s by far my favorite British word.
9. Blow Me! – Not an invitation for a blow job, but an excalamtion of surprise. It might be fun at the next meeting when you get some surprising news to burst out with:
Then see how everyone reacts. If you really do this, can you please youtube it and send it to me? Thanks
10. Wanker – This actually literally means a guy who masturbates, but really means a jerk. Next time somebody cuts you off, you can roll down the window and yell:
You wanker, your wife is a slag and a nutter, get your arse out of my way, Bollocks!!!
Do you really think he would understand half of what you said? Probably not, but I’m sure he would think you said it eloquently.
Do you know any fun words that we should add to our vocabulary? Please share!