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British slang is English language slang used and originating in the United Kingdom and also used to a limited extent in Anglophone countries such as the Republic of IrelandSouth AfricaAustraliaCanadaand New Zealandespecially by British expats. It is also used in the United States to a limited extent. Slang is informal language sometimes peculiar to a particular social class or group and its use in Britain dates back to before the 16th century. The language of slang, in common with the English language, is changing all the time; new words and phrases are being added and some are used so frequently by so many, they almost become mainstream.
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Whether uttered jovially or derogatorily, euphemisms for sex have played a key role in the history of the English lexicon on both sides of the Pond for centuries. While many terms—passed from one country to the other—are the same in both the UK and U. It is these I will be focusing on throughout the article.
We understand that sex is a delicate topic for many people, and this article is meant to be more of a resource rather than an English lesson. Learning about idioms, slang, and collocations for sex will really help your understanding of everyday English, as sex is a topic that often comes up in popular culture music, TVand more often than not, we use sexual innuendos [suggestive terms] rather than the more literal terms that you might already know. This article will start with the most formal, literal terms for sex and move to the naughtier [more inappropriate] language that you need to be more careful with. If you need to talk about sex, these terms can be used with pretty much anyone.
Ah, the 18th century: a time when "Tinder" was a thing you used to light a fire and eggplant emojis were hundreds of years away from becoming a thing. Men were gentlemen, ladies were ladies, and both of them had really, really weird words for talking about sex. Just like today's sex vocabulary includes funny euphemisms such as "crotch rocket," "vajayjay," and "bangability" or is that last one just mine?
If the British are good at one thing, it is this: creating sex words. So prolific are they, in fact, that America - arguably still the world's largest superpower - cannot keep up. Sure, one might occasionally hear an American rattling off a phrase or innuendo he or she heard on Austin Powers, but for the most part certain British sex words have become lost in the pond. Here are 15 British sex words and phrases that they don't use in the United States of America.