Apart from the generic insults that there are in universal languages, we all know that every region has its own unique way its subjects hurl insults which only members of that domain understand.
On the rank of people with the most unique swear words and phrases, the Brits would be somewhere at the top.
Here are 12 insults only British people would understand.
If a Brit calls you a pillock, you wouldn’t have a word to say back because we doubt you would know what that means. Well, it is used to describe someone who is being an idiot.
It seems like when the consonants P and K are being used together in a word, it probably just means you are being called an idiot. So plonker and pillock are synonymous.
If you are quite the antisocial type, you might get teased one or two times with the phrase – Billy No Mates. It simply means you are a loner who have no friends.
Minger seems a little like Mingle. It might be hard to tell that it’s an outright insult until you probably spot the expression on the face of the user. Minger means unattractive, by the way.
When someone uses the word Gormless on a person, it means the person might have all the other senses functioning, but lacks common sense.
Finally, a word that actually exists in the dictionary. In regular English, it means the outer part of sheepskin, but as a Scottish slang, it just means a lazy person or someone who is not enthusiastic about work.
Daft As A Brush
You actually don’t need the rest of this insultive phrase – Daft as a Brush - to know what it means. The first word already tells enough that it means silly.
We know Gannet as a bird that plunges into the sea and catches fish, but when a human is being called a Gannet, then that’s not a good thing. It means a gluttonous person who can consume anything, so long it is edible.
Mad As A Box Of Frogs
The phrase Mad as a Box of Frogs is already quite weird and confusing in itself, which gives away what it means. It simply means that something is crazy or bizarre.
Anything that has Pox in it can never be a compliment. Just by hearing the word – Poxy, you can tell that it refers to something that is crappy or of poor quality.
When elections are up, or major decisions of the state are about to be made, the word – Mugwump gets flown around a lot, and it means someone who likes to sit on the fence or remain neutral about party politics.
Well, the Brits can be proud of something. This word – dodgy- has moved around a lot; it is no longer a secret. When something or someone is dodgy, you just can’t trust it or the person.