Curse words, also known as swear words, bad words, or insults, are for most people considered taboo when teaching and learning English. Teachers will definitely cringe at the thought of their students learning English curse words. For a word to qualify as a swear word it must have the potential to offend, crossing a cultural line into taboo territory. So why would your teacher want you to spend time learning the “wrong way” to speak English?
On this page you will discover why you need at least to understand curse words, you will boost your comprehension skills by learning the power of swear words! Don’t forget to download your gifts: 3 FREE English Cheat Sheets from the Top Slang Words you’ll hear in to the Top Rated-R Curse Words!
Here are 2 reasons why you should study curse and strong words expressions when learning English:
If you plan to study English to speak with native speakers, then you better learn strong words. Native speakers won’t always use formal expressions, otherwise, it would be difficult to establish a real connection. When breaking the ice, it’s not uncommon to joke around or even use curse words for a reason or another. So it is best to at least learn some curse words and expressions if you plan to make friends, to catch everything during small talks.
If you turn on any popular English TV show you are quickly going to see the value of learning curse words. Just like everyday conversations, English culture is filled with curse words or expressions. Without some knowledge, popular culture and informal conversation can be quite confusing.
Identifying English curse words will help you improve your comprehension, give you a better understanding of people and culture. However, using those vulgar words can make you look like a fool, uneducated and disrespectful. Words can be offensive, use the wrong ones and you will quickly turn out to be rude and mean people.
You need to pay attention to understand the context and the cultural sensitivity to use them with caution if you ever decide to use them! Never forget to be responsible and feel the emotion behind the words and how they affect others. I am sure you don’t want English people not only to take you for a creep but also to hate you. Right?
You’ve made up so far, it’s time to reward you with your free pdf Cheat Sheet. From English slang to Rated-R curse words we’ve gathered a collection of Cheat Sheet covering the words that you have more chance to hear in the streets of than in a textbook!
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This Cheat Sheet contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children. It mainly contains English slang words, nothing offensive but it is informal, only to be used in small talk with friends.
|cheesy||Used to say someone or something is funny|
|crazy||Insane, or unpredictable|
|creepy||Used to say that someone makes you uncomfortable|
|dumb||An insult to say that someone is not smart|
|clown||Used to say that someone is silly|
|weird||Used for things or people who are not normal|
|Not!||Use this at the end of a compliment to say that the compliment is not true|
|teacher’s pet||used as an insult to classmates who try too hard or is especially liked by a teacher|
|scaredy cat||An insult for people who are easily scared|
|tattletale||A person who tells authority figures information in order to get someone in trouble|
|nerd||A person who is smart but not cool|
|ginger||This is an insult for people with red hair|
|bimbo||Used as an insult for women who aren’t smart|
|jock||Used as an insult for men who are into sport and aren’t smart|
|show off||Someone who takes every opportunity to display their talent|
This Cheat Sheet contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 13 years old. It mainly contains English strong words used in everyday life, recommended to be used with caution and friends only. (Example: Fool, Idiot, Stupid, Lame…)
|piss||A slang term for urine|
|pissed off||To be really angry|
|loser||Used to describe an uncool person|
|retard||It’s used to say someone has a very low IQ|
|fool||This is similar to saying someone is like a clown|
|idiot||Used to insult people by saying they are not intelligent|
|jerk||This is a light insult used to describe someone who is mean|
|lame||This is used to describe things that aren’t cool|
|pain in the neck||This is an insult used for someone who is annoying|
|Shoot!||This is used to show disappointment or frustration without using a curse word|
|Shut up!!||Used to forcefully tell someone to stop talking|
|stupid||Used to say something is a waste or time or to say someone is not smart|
|ticked off||To be really angry|
|your mother…||This phrase is a vague insult to another person’s mother.|
|wimp||This means someone isn’t strong|
This Cheat Sheet is specifically designed to be downloaded by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 18. It mainly contains English curse words, insulting expressions that will make you sound vulgar. (Example: Damn it, Bastard, What the F***, F words…)