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¡dn ʇǝƃ ʇ,uɐɔ ı puɐ uǝllɐɟ ǝʌ,ı
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Safe for work-- unless you're British, possibly...

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I think I'm in sodding love, luv.
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Orangemoose wrote:
I think I'm in sodding love, luv.

She was as charming as the dog's bollocks. (Did I use it right?)
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wmshub wrote:
Orangemoose wrote:
I think I'm in sodding love, luv.

She was as charming as the dog's bollocks. (Did I use it right?)


Not quite.
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wmshub wrote:
Orangemoose wrote:
I think I'm in sodding love, luv.

She was as charming as the dog's bollocks. (Did I use it right?)


Nah, mate. It's the dog's bollocks listening to a posh bird swear, though.

My Granddad used to say "effing", instead of the actual, bad f-word. I tend to use the Irish version, "feck". Although he would never, ever utter that - or any other swear word - in front of a lady. He was always clipping me round the ear, 'cos I've always been a foul-mouthed little c**t urchin.

OH! OH! she forgot "wanker", that's pure Brit swearing gold. If you want proper, paint-stripping, industrial British swearing there are lots of good/bad regional variations, the most eye-watering coming from London, Manchester, Belfast and Glasgow, imho. Or just watch Ian McShane in "Deadwood"surprise
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I'm having flashbacks to my (English) granddad.

Nana never said any of that though.
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Cunty, cunt, cunt.

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Naffin hell what a right nerk.

Most of these are no longer really swear words, at least outside of Chelsea.
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That was educational. I've seen tons of practical applications in Pratchett's work, but sometimes it's really nice to know how to properly use them.
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Edward Sexby wrote:
OH! OH! she forgot "wanker", that's pure Brit swearing gold. If you want proper, paint-stripping, industrial British swearing there are lots of good/bad regional variations, the most eye-watering coming from London, Manchester, Belfast and Glasgow, imho. Or just watch Ian McShane in "Deadwood"surprise

She definitely should have included wanker, but her theme of identifying the past usage and etymology of the words would have led to some truly NSFW momemts, or possibly gestures.
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I missed "bugger", "git", "pillock", "prat", "shite", "tosser" and "twat".
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I lived and worked over in the UK for a year during college. My Brit buddies used to make me say British slang in the most painfully American accent possible on the bus rides home from shift. They loved hearing old favorites like "WAYNEKERRRR" often.
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The most interesting bit was pointing out how the same word could be used in different ways, positive and negative. All of which would be familiar to the British English speaker, but we don't usually analyse things like that, we just recognise (and use) them.
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Ofcom had Mori do a survey of "Attitudes to potentially offensive language and Gestures on TV and radio".

The "Quick Reference Guide" provides a very comprehensive list of such.
It does however have the warning
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this guide contains a wide range of words which may cause offence

which include the C word, the F word, and the N word.
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To swear like a modern brit you need to master the compound swear. This is were you take a swear word, or just vaguely rude word, and add a completely unrelated noun to it. They can be used as either an exclamation, or an insult. For example::

arsebiscuit
cockwomble
spunktrumpet
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