Comedian learns ‘wanker’ is a really bad word in the UK (Video)

By | February 1, 2012 at 4:35 pm | 8 comments | Audio/Video, TV/Movies | Tags: ,

American comedian David Fulton learned today that while the word “wanker” (as its said here in the States) is a B-level slag, but in the UK, it’s an A-level swear word. How did he learn this? He said it on a national, morning television show. It was so bad, that in addition to profusely apologizing on air, the BBC issued a formal apology. “Unfortunately, a guest used a swearword live on-air this morning. Both Sian and Bill [the show hosts] apologised immediately and again at the end of the interview. We are sorry for any offence caused.”

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  • Thundrey

    He’s lived in the UK for years apparently. He must have known it was a very bad word, but he used the fact he was American to play innocent. What a wanker…

  • Voovak

    Wanker is not an A-level swear word, it’s soft and is used in jest all the time. It’d be the equivalent of someone saying ‘jerking off’ on a US morning show (not particularly bad but you can understand the overly sensitive getting upset about masturbation being mentioned over breakfast). 

    The presenters wouldn’t have cared about the word itself but they have to apologise like that because in the UK the BBC is funded by the public through the ‘Licence Fee’ (basically a form of tax £145 per year to have a TV!!!) – so the standard cry of the easily offended cretins over here is ‘We pay our licence fee for THIS?!’.

  • Voovak

    Wanker is not an A-level swear word, it’s soft and is used in jest all the time. It’d be the equivalent of someone saying ‘jerking off’ on a US morning show (not particularly bad but you can understand the overly sensitive getting upset about masturbation being mentioned over breakfast). 

    The presenters wouldn’t have cared about the word itself but they have to apologise like that because in the UK the BBC is funded by the public through the ‘Licence Fee’ (basically a form of tax £145 per year to have a TV!!!) – so the standard cry of the easily offended cretins over here is ‘We pay our licence fee for THIS?!’.

  • Voovak

    Wanker is not an A-level swear word, it’s soft and is used in jest all the time. It’d be the equivalent of someone saying ‘jerking off’ on a US morning show (not particularly bad but you can understand the overly sensitive getting upset about masturbation being mentioned over breakfast). 

    The presenters wouldn’t have cared about the word itself but they have to apologise like that because in the UK the BBC is funded by the public through the ‘Licence Fee’ (basically a form of tax £145 per year to have a TV!!!) – so the standard cry of the easily offended cretins over here is ‘We pay our licence fee for THIS?!’.

  • Voovak

    Wanker is not an A-level swear word, it’s soft and is used in jest all the time. It’d be the equivalent of someone saying ‘jerking off’ on a US morning show (not particularly bad but you can understand the overly sensitive getting upset about masturbation being mentioned over breakfast). 

    The presenters wouldn’t have cared about the word itself but they have to apologise like that because in the UK the BBC is funded by the public through the ‘Licence Fee’ (basically a form of tax £145 per year to have a TV!!!) – so the standard cry of the easily offended cretins over here is ‘We pay our licence fee for THIS?!’.

  • Voovak

    Wanker is not an A-level swear word, it’s soft and is used in jest all the time. It’d be the equivalent of someone saying ‘jerking off’ on a US morning show (not particularly bad but you can understand the overly sensitive getting upset about masturbation being mentioned over breakfast). 

    The presenters wouldn’t have cared about the word itself but they have to apologise like that because in the UK the BBC is funded by the public through the ‘Licence Fee’ (basically a form of tax £145 per year to have a TV!!!) – so the standard cry of the easily offended cretins over here is ‘We pay our licence fee for THIS?!’.

  • Voovak

    Wanker is not an A-level swear word, it’s soft and is used in jest all the time. It’d be the equivalent of someone saying ‘jerking off’ on a US morning show (not particularly bad but you can understand the overly sensitive getting upset about masturbation being mentioned over breakfast). 

    The presenters wouldn’t have cared about the word itself but they have to apologise like that because in the UK the BBC is funded by the public through the ‘Licence Fee’ (basically a form of tax £145 per year to have a TV!!!) – so the standard cry of the easily offended cretins over here is ‘We pay our licence fee for THIS?!’.

  • Voovak

    Wanker is not an A-level swear word, it’s soft and is used in jest all the time. It’d be the equivalent of someone saying ‘jerking off’ on a US morning show (not particularly bad but you can understand the overly sensitive getting upset about masturbation being mentioned over breakfast). 

    The presenters wouldn’t have cared about the word itself but they have to apologise like that because in the UK the BBC is funded by the public through the ‘Licence Fee’ (basically a form of tax £145 per year to have a TV!!!) – so the standard cry of the easily offended cretins over here is ‘We pay our licence fee for THIS?!’.