Fuck Niches
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Fuck Niches

British Swear Words and How To Use Them

Tips on perfecting your potty-mouthed UK slang from an ugly American in the land of tea and twiglets

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Like many Americans, the first time I visited the U.K. I didn’t have a clue (or a “monkey’s” as they say here) about how they talked, beyond a few PBS specials or Hugh Grant films. I especially didn’t know about how differently they use swear words here.

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Steffany Ritchie

Steffany Ritchie

Hi, I’m Steff. I write memoir, essays, music, pop culture, and other stuff. I am a long-time American expat in Scotland.