I’m no expert on the English language that they actually use in England so I’ll take NBC Premier League host Rebecca Lowe’s word that saying “wanker” is a really, really bad word to use on television. She seemed embarrassed this morning when Dan dropped it.
According to Google Dictionary:
a person who masturbates (used as a term of abuse).
So I did some research and it seems that it all depends on context. It seems like an easy translation for this would be calling someone a “jerkoff.”
• You call your buddy a jerkoff when he shotguns a beer and it sprays all over him = Not insulting.
• You call a guy who cut you off on the highway a jerkoff and threaten to steal his girlfriend = insulting.
Rebecca, 34 and married, might need to chill a little bit if she’s going to be living in the United States and appearing on your TV for the next 6-7 years or however long she lasts with NBC. Let’s chill with being so offended by DP saying wanker. You should just be happy Donald Trump hasn’t mentioned your menstruation cycle.
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