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HDP

Senior Member
Spain Spanish
Hi everybody!

In order to translate the word "pillock" (sorry) I need to know if it's an old-fashioned insult in British english or if, on the contrary, people use it nowadays. Is it very rude?

Thank you in advance.
 
  • liliput

    Senior Member
    U.K. English
    It is a little old-fashioned, but still used sometimes, especially in northern England, where I suspect it has its origins. No, it's not very rude.
     

    HDP

    Senior Member
    Spain Spanish
    Thanks so much to both of you.

    Certainly, if the word appears in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire it can't be very rude :)!

    And knowing that it's a little old-fashioned but not too much, I'll be able to do know a much precise translation (and, by the way, in fact the action passes in northern England).

    You don't know how helpful you have been!
     
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