Insults from your youth which are not used much today
slowmart Posts: 4,324
“Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realize fishing is stupid and boring”
I thought cockwomble was more recent. Joey was referring to the disabled bloke that often appeared on Blue Peter so is probably limited to people that were watching that in the right era.
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Describing people as dildos was popular one year I remember.
It's an interesting word - there doesn't seem to be any reference to it in print before about 1975, whereas the similar pillock is apparently 17th century and means small penis (originally pill c**k). I first heard the comedian Mike Harding use wazzock in the mid 70's, and when asked, he has said he remembers it from the folk clubs in the mid sixties.
Moron, cretin and idiot were originally medical terms, to describe people with IQ's below certain thresholds. I can't remember offhand what they are but there was a definite hierarchy.
Berk is used as a mild insult but in fact it's about as rude as you can be about someone; it should properly be pronounced "bark", because it's Cockney rhyming slang for "Berkley Hunt".
But I think pillock and wazzock will always be useful, and afaik are made up and can only be earned. C*ckwomble is probably my favourite of the more recent additions.
Spam was another. Reference to anyone with a high hairline.
You very rarely hear the splat these days. I don't anyhow.
No longer pc...
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Dare say fairly niche though.
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