11 Stellar British Swear Words That Americans Should Borrow

Blimey, that was bloody gormless!

If you've ever heard anyone cursing across the pond, then you know it's difficult to figure out what exactly they're saying. Thankfully, the wise Brits at YouTube channel Anglophenia -- along with those from a few other sources -- have introduced us to some choice British swear words that are not only useful, but delightfully silly-sounding. Brush up before your next trip, or use the words stateside for optimal entertainment.

1. Bloody

Used to intensify pretty much any idea: Stop bloody swearing!

2. Bollocks

...literally means testicles. Use when something goes wrong (Bollocks, I broke my teacup!), when someone lies to you (Bollocks, you cheat!) or when something is awesome (This crumpet is the dog's bollocks).

3. Pissed

Drunk: I'm pissed after just two martinis.

4. Rat-Arsed

An even better way to say you're drunk: I'm rat-arsed after four martinis.

5. Sod Off

Go away, get out: Sod off, Cornelia. I'm trying to watch 'Game of Thrones!'

6. Muppet

Someone stupid or gullible, like an actual furry puppet creature: You're a brainless muppet.

7. Cock-up

To majorly screw up: I arrived late to the tea party. What a cock-up.

8. Gormless

Clueless, lacking intelligence, foolish: James is so gormless when he forgets to bring tea.

9. Naff

Incredibly uncool: By now, hair scrunchies are naff.

10. Numpty

An old-school way of calling someone stupid: You dim-witted numpty!

11. Blimey O'Reilly!

An expression of shock, borrowed from the Irish: Blimey O'Reilly, I'm totally pissed!

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