Sure, you know some English slang like "lorry" for truck & "lift" for elevator. You may even know "nappies" for diapers, "flat" for apartment" & "pram" for a baby carriage. But BuzzFeed & I are offering you a chance to swear like a true Brit. Don't blame me for this post; blame the blokes at BuzzFeed!!
Shag is such a great word it’s hard to believe America has survived for several hundred years without it. What do Americans say when they need to tell someone they’ve had, or intend to have, carefree sex with someone? “Did you have sex with him?” – so cold, so clinical. “Did you shag him?” “Yes, and it was a terrible disappointment.” Many shags are.
One of those beautiful British words that can be applied to a plethora of circumstances. Burned the onions? “Bollocks.” What do you think of ? “Bollocks.” Listened to that incredibly pissed bloke in the pub? “Everything he said was utter bollocks.” You probably have to spend some time here to fully grasp the nuance, but try it out and see how you go.
Just gorgeous. Calling someone a numpty is damning, but without the aggressive edge of “wanker”, “prick”, or “dickhead”. It’s basically a cozy, amicable way to indicate that someone has failed on every level.
Pooping is for children. If “he pooped”, he should be under 10. Shitting, and the past-tense, “shat”, are for grownups. “Massive night last night?” “Yep, shat myself.” Welcome to Britain.