Buzz·Posted on 7 Aug 201517 British Swearwords Explained For AmericansBloody hell, it's about time this happened.by Ben HenryBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Bloody hell Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Warner Bros / Via gemini-dragon-gifs.tumblr.com Definition: An exclamation. Usually used when you can't believe something.Example: "Bloody hell, that brojob was brilliant." 2. Git Disney Definition: Generally used to describe an old, miserable man.Example: "I asked him if he wanted a cake for his birthday. He said no, the miserable git." 3. Bugger ITV Definition: A tamer word than fuck. Can be used to express frustration or surprise, but also can be another term to describe all the bum fun. Example: "Well, bugger me, have you seen David Beckham recently? I'd let him bugger me into next week." 4. Piss off Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF FremantleMedia Enterprises Definition: Go away. Not to be confused with "pissed", meaning drunk, or “pissed off”, meaning angry, of course.Example: "He asked me to send him a nude. I told him to piss off." 5. Rat arsed Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Warner Bros / BuzzFeed Definition: Drunk. Beyond drunk. There'll be so much regret tomorrow morning drunk. Example: "I got so rat arsed last night, I got on the bar, pulled my pants down, and screamed HERE'S URANUS." 6. Shag Warner Bros / BuzzFeed Definition: Used by British people as a substitute for the word sex. Rates highly on the lad scale of vocabulary. Example: "I won shagger of the year once. It's still my greatest achievement." 7. Bellend 20th Century Fox Definition: The not-so-scientific name for the head of a penis. Used as an insult. Example: "I asked him if my butt looked big in this. The bellend said he couldn't see the TV." 8. Fanny Zjjg / Supplied by WENN Definition: Another word for lady bits. Also used to describe an absolute idiot.Example: "This thong is cutting my fanny in two." 9. Tosser BBC Definition: Technically describes someone who masturbates frequently, but often used as an insult. Example: "Got on the bus and there was this tosser with his bag on the seat like other people didn't want to sit down. Tosser." 10. Pillock Netflix Definition: Stupid, basically.Example: "I asked what 12x17 was. The daft pillock said a headache." 11. Bollocks CBS Definition: "You're talking shit" or "I fucked up" – take your pick, because it can be used both ways. Example: "He said he reads Shakespeare for pleasure, which is bollocks because he thought Romeo was a child of the Beckhams." 12. Shite Universal Definition: British version of the word shit. Can be extended into the word gobshite, meaning someone who's dumb AF and talks constant shit.Example: "I want to believe what you're saying but you're just talking shite." 13. Bastard 20th Century Fox Definition: Technically means born out of wedlock but as with most swearwords, it's just flung around as a general insult. In the UK it's pretty tame and often one of the first words said in the playground.Example: "They charged me to use the toilet in the train station, the bastards." 14. Wanker Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF E4 / Via youtube.com Definition: Someone that wanks a lot. Or just a general douchebag. Example: "I can't believe they chose that wanker for the job over me." 15. Twat Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Screen Gems Definition: Describes a woman's lady bits and again, another insult. In America, it's pronounced with an o. THIS IS WRONG. There is an a in the word, use it. Twat rhymes with cat, not cot. Example: "My wife called me a twat because while she was giving birth, I started singing the Barney theme tune." 16. Fuck Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Fireside Film Definition: THE BEST FUCKING SWEAR EVER INVENTED EVER. It has such versatility and can be used in every fucking sentence. Unlike our transatlantic cousins, Brits tend to throw this word into every fucking sentence, particularly to emphasise a point.Example: "Fuck you, you fucking fuck." 17. Cunt Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF CW Definition: Americans use this when they really want to hurt someone. Like this is a last resort. British people tend to throw this around a bit more free willy. It's still the worst word, but Brits are more nonchalant about using it.Example: "You're a cunt."