How To Insult People Like the British

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by Matador Creators Feb 17, 2015

BRITS KNOW HOW TO make fun of each other. And themselves, for that matter. For much of the rest of the world, their insults and slang are impenetrable, though, which is why the internet gave rise to shows like Anglophenia. Host Siobhan Thompson picks a different British topic to cover each week — usually covering language or dialect — and tears it apart. Give the whole series a watch, if you have the time, but if not, check this one out.

Never again will you have to be confused if someone calls you “thick as two planks,” or a “berk.” And you might pick up a few things to use if you ever want to simultaneously insult and confuse a fellow non-Brit.

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