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Hi guys,

I am in college, and in india, english is not the primary language. But, in college, we speak english only (common). The cool words are "bugger" to refer to a person, and "*** you" to show disgust towards somebody. But, i dont want to use either. Is there a more cooler variant of referring to a idiotic person? and, any lighter alternative for f u? How about alternatives for *** or just ***?
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I know 'bum', in slang, refers to the buttocks


This is BrE, Sunil. In AmE, a "bum" is a loafer or a homeless person, or someone of little worth. To call someone "a bum " is an insult.
Dear Abbie,
I am talking of BrE only. Oxford dictionary refers to 'bum' as "noun Brit. informal a person’s bottom." Moreover, it is very common in India to refer to a person as a 'bum', thereby meaning 'bugger', which, incidentally, in slang, means to have sexual intercourse as well as it also refers to the person performing the act. But I fully agree 'bum' is not a perfect substitute for the words. I cannot be polite as well as mean exactly what I intend to say, simultaneously!
Regards
Sunil Bhasin
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1 more thing. Oxford gives "SHAG" to be a brit. slang for having sexual intercourse. Is the word ever used in American english as a slang for masturbating? Because, I find that word being used in the sense of WANK quite commonly here in india. Can you explain that?
So far I haven't read any Am.E or Br.E books where "shag" is used in that meaning...
Lynx, you are right. In India, shag is used as slang for masturbating. Please remember, that slang varies from region to region, just like gestures. A slang dictionary is a compilation of the meanings and it need not be universal.
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numbskull and simpleton can be used to express stupidity. XD
Oh, okay.
Calling someone a "w@nker" is quite common. It can be friendly or it can be abusive, dependent on the circumstances. Obviously it refers only to a male.

Referring to a female you could say "***". (*=u)
She is a ***. You are a ***. And, frequently, about someone you REALLY dislike: "She is a *** ***".

The word is a slang term for vagina. So is "***" but this word is more an term of endearment as in "I like to lick her ***". Note that "***" also refers to a cat or to a person who is inoffensive as in "He won't hurt you; he's a *** cat".
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I think I've also heard "***" referring to an old lady ("an old ***").
Is that right?
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