#145: Do You Have the Balls to Learn English?

Like any other language, English is filled with many slang expressions and rude terms, most revolving around genitalia.

Humans tend to find lots of interesting ways to use the sexual organs to describe how they are feeling, from anger to extreme joy and delight. Although this is not always the most appropriate language to use around certain people, knowing these expressions can give you great insight into the English language and expose you to the more creative side of common colloquialisms.

In this episode of the podcast we are going to explore testicles. All the different ways we refer to these man parts, and how we can use them in everyday speech to reference courage, commitment, excitement and much more.

P.S. if you are easily offended by rude language, maybe you should skip this episode 🙂

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Different words/slang for testicles

  • Balls
  • Nuts
  • Gonads
  • The Baby maker
  • Bollocks
  • Dangly-bits
  • Meat and two veg, twig and berries
  • Family jewels
  • Cojones
  • Privates
  • Junk
  • Scrote
  • Brains
  • The boys
  • Goolies

Expressions with testicles

  • Nutty/Nuts – crazy/testicles
  • Go balls deep
  • Baller
  • Grow a pair, grow some balls, balls up
  • You don’t have the balls
  • That takes a lot of balls / that takes some big cojones
  • Balls to the wall
  • Break/bust your balls
  • Like a kick in the nuts/balls
  • Have someone by the balls
  • I’m freezing my nuts/balls off
  • It’s hot as/cold as balls
  • Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey
  • Great balls of fire
  • Manscaping

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Song: Jerry Lee Lewis – Great Balls of Fire

  • Vasiliy Mironov says:

    Very funny and ballsy approach to teaching!

  • Dante says:

    Sei que escrever este comentário nesse post é completamente fora de contexto, mas tenho uma duvida. Pode me ajudar?

    Quero saber se o verbo que vier depois de TODA e QUALQUER preposição vai sempre, sem nenhuma exceção mudar e ficar com terminação ing.

    Recentemente cruzei com a frase ” Love is to feel it , not to understand it ” então… Cade o ing? (feeling ,undertanding) afinal de contas essa frase ta certa ou errada?

    So, do you have the balls to answer this question? 😛

  • Koko Mimi says:

    thank you so much