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05/15/2013 08:43 am ET Updated Jul 15, 2013

The Origins Of 9 Great British Insults | Mental Floss

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For as long as people have been speaking the English language, they’ve been deploying it to poke fun at one another. Let's dig a little deeper into the grab bag of insults that language has bequeathed us throughout history, and find out where those terms come from.

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