swearwords - Every British swear word has been officially ranked in order of offensiveness

Every British swear word has been officially ranked in order of offensiveness

Every British swear word ranked Every swear word in the English language has been ranked in order of offensiveness. The UK’s communications regulator, Ofcom, interviewed more than 200 people across the UK on how offensive they find a vast array of rude and offensive words and insults. Mild: Arse Bloody Bugger Cow Crap Damn Ginger Git…

Bedswerver - Bedswerver

Bedswerver

Shakespeare coined this one to describe an adulterer. BBC America thinks this would make a great band name, and they are totally on the mark. You’re at the show, the lights go down, and suddenly through the swirling fog and darkness you hear “Good evening Cincinnati, how ya doing? We…are…Bedswerver!” http://www.dictionary.com/slideshows/12-insults-we-should-bring-back#Bedswerver

Zooterkins - Zooterkins

Zooterkins

The website Matador Network says this is “a 17th century variant of ‘zounds’ which was an expression of surprise or indignation.” It’s less of an insult and more of something to yell after someone has insulted you…but of course, you can follow up with some other great words of your own. http://www.dictionary.com/slideshows/12-insults-we-should-bring-back#Zooterkins

Scobblelotcher - Scobblelotcher

Scobblelotcher

Mental Floss notes this word is “probably derived from ‘scopperloit,’ an old English dialect word for a vacation or a break from work.” A scobberlotcher is someone who avoids hard work like it’s their job. The next time you catch someone dozing off at their desk, hit ’em with this one. http://www.dictionary.com/slideshows/12-insults-we-should-bring-back#Scobblelotcher