Iconic English – a guide to British slang, swearing and insults

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Imagine how cool it would have been to have learnt swear words in your French and German lessons ? I mean real day to day everyday speech and insults ?

I remember as a kid asking my older sister to teach me some French swear words but I swear (excuse the pun) she made them up.

Which is why I think it’s hilarious that my best friend Glen, who actually goes by the name of Jay and I havnt seen in almost a decade has used his experience of teaching English to students in Thailand to create Iconic English  – a guide to everyday English slang, swearing and insults .

Now , the funny thing is when I first heard he’d become a teacher I had , although immensely proud, snorted and asked :
” what’s he going to teach these kids ? Why posh spice is the real queen of England and how to insult people ?”

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The mind boggled …. now whilst I’m 99.9% sure this isn’t part of his curriculum …. his iconic English page is just a glimpse of what he’s obviously taught his Thai friends and even as I type this I have visions of a bald man unsuspectingly being called a slaphead thanks to Glens teachings.

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His page is fantastic I must say and I particularly like his explanations for the words which had me crying in laughter even though being English I knew what they meant, plus the added touch of pronounciation.

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For us English readers of the page he’s even written it in Thai underneath so although we don’t know how to pronounce it in Thai we could always get a Thai penpal and write them insults should we wish to 😉

This page is really inspired and I ve actually sent the link to my American friends who are always asking me for different phrases and explanations of phrases we use .

So if you fancy a good giggle , give his page a like and tell him posh sent ya over xxxx

https://m.facebook.com/IconicEnglish/

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