It’s the swear word Australians use to describe any situation – good or bad – and it left one Briton “confused” but amused. WARNING: Explicit language.

WARNING: Explicit language.

A Briton living in Australia shared his “confusion”, but jokes about the many different ways Australians use a particular swear word.

London native Ryan Rose Evans took to his TikTok to share a video about the versatility of the “f***ed” word Down Under.

He said he couldn’t believe it could be used to describe something good, and also bad,

“You can use the word f***ed for so many different things,” Ryan said in the clip.

“It can be, ‘It’s screwed up’ – that’s a bad thing.

“It can be, ‘It’s screwed up’ – that’s a good thing,” he added, changing to a higher pitch.

“It can go on and on and on.”

He said the distinguishing factor is all in the delivery.

“It seems like the way you say it, that’s how someone will get exactly what you mean, am I right?” he asked viewers.

He then gave an example of how he was telling his friends the other day about a bad situation.

“And they said, ‘It’s screwed up,’ as in ‘It’s screwed up,’ and it could also mean, ‘It’s screwed up,'” Ryan said, this time dragging the word to hint that it is “a good thing”.

“So confusing, but it’s so global you can use it for absolutely anything.”

Ryan’s post has since attracted 184,000 views and hundreds of comments from Australians applauding his quick learning curve.

“Spot on mate,” wrote one TikTok user.

“It’s all about tone. We are a nuanced and intelligent people,” said a second person.

A third explained that “it’s all about intonation and context and we can do that with just about any word”.

“Learning the way of an Aussie is a skill only geniuses can master. You seem to learn well,” added a fourth person.

Ryan isn’t the only one surprised by our use of the swear word. Another Briton, also named Ryan, expressed shock at the number of times Australians swear.

“There’s definitely something wrong with Aussies,” Ryan Frank joked in a TikTok. “I was at the store, and that’s how the two Aussies greeted each other: ‘Hey John, you idiot’. ‘Hey Matty, you’re a pr***.’

“When I saw that I thought they were going to fight, then I realized it was actually normal to swear in Australia.”

He said he was shocked by the occasional insults between Australians and suggested the swap would not go over well in other countries.

“You could go anywhere else in the world, but Australia would be the only place you would find people insulting people as usual.”

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