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Learn all the best insults from around the world with this video

How many different ways are there to say 'wanker,' anyway?


Josh Katzowitz

Internet Culture

Published Sep 24, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 10:19 pm CDT

There are two things in this world that are universally felt: love, and the joy one feels when an especially good insult hits somebody who truly deserves it.

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With that in mind, here’s a compilation of people in places like Bangkok, Paris, Rome, and Seattle sharing the best insults in various languages. The results, as you’d probably expect, are pretty fantastic.

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A few observations:

  1. I was unaware that people outside the U.K. used the insult “wanker,” but luckily, the woman from Berlin lets us know that it’s also popular in German. For those keeping tabs on insults of the penile persuasion, that word is Wichser. To further research this important matter, here are a number of ways to say wanker.
  2. “Green tea bitch” might be the greatest thing I’ve ever heard.
  3. While I’m disappointed at the lack of Yiddish representation, here’s my favorite insult from that mostly dead language: “Gay kaken afen yam.”
  4. Jeez, Thailand. Take it easy with the mom insults.

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*First Published: Sep 24, 2015, 2:03 pm CDT