10 Wonderful British Words That Will Confuse Americans

“Did you shag that numpty?” How about: “Ooh, it’s over by the thingamajig.” What do you think about “being a complete wazzock?” Can’t understand a word? Join the club! The British language is nothing if not filled with terms and expressions that are overly joyous and way too funny to say out loud, but will sadly never adopted in America. We’ve gathered the ten best words that will confuse you, and also make you want to move across the pond immediately.


Shag is such an amazing word that it is actually hard to understand why America hasn’t put it to use yet.


Bollocks is a word that can be applied to almost any situation. Lost a sock? Stuck in an elevator? Found out your girlfriend is pregnant without actually planning it? Bollocks.

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