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Articles Tagged 'British Insults'


SundanceTV Kicks Off ‘Babylon’ with Online Insult Translator

It’s no surprise SundanceTV speaks British with hit shows like The Honourable Woman, Appropriate Adult, and One Child already a part of its Britcentric roster of programming. To further prove their Brit bonafides, they’ve launched a super-cheeky American-to-British (and vice versa) insult translator on the website for their new comedy Babylon, premiering Thursday, January 8 at 10/9c. […]


WATCH: If Shakespearean Insults Were Used Today…

We taught you how to insult like the British but now we’re invading new territory: how to insult like the Elizabethan British! And who does that better than famed Elizabethan playwright William Shakespeare? Siobhan Thompson teaches us some of Shakespeare’s best put-downs in this episode of the Anglophenia YouTube series: Check out our list of […]


WATCH: How to Sling Insults Like the British

In the art of throwing serious shade, the Brits cast an intimidating shadow. Is it that insults cut deeper when said in a British accent? Or are their actual insults simply better? In the twelfth episode of our Anglophenia video series, Siobhan Thompson offers you a list of 10 U.K. gibes that you should have […]

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10 British Insults Americans Won’t Understand

While the big, punchy swears are the same all over the English-speaking world, some of our milder, more idiosyncratic slights will leave the uninitiated scratching their heads. 1. A two-fingered salute This has come up before on MTG, but just to reiterate: stick two fingers up at an American and they’ll be no more affronted […]

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British Influences We Could Do Without

Right, so last week we highlighted British “imports” that we could use some more of. And, keeping in mind the saying, “Don’t bite the hand that feeds you,” or, a little cruder, “Don’t sh*t where you eat,” there are some British influences that we could do without. But, it is meant in the best possible […]