Actually, the word "perv" is more broadly over here but NOT always to describe one who is truly peversed. Case in point: somebody I know in the firm's Secret Santa received a teddybear with the the word "Mo" on the front its bib. Certain members of the employee team squirmed, I, on the other hand cracked up. Loudly. Somebody turned to me and shouted "perv". As in sick sense of humour. And so, it is often used for much lighter transgression and banded about quite frequently. But yes, I agree, one should be a bit more prudent as to how it is used. A man leering at my breasts would be a man leering at my breasts, not necessarily a "perv". A man groping my a*se in a dance would be a man doing just that, I wouldn't lable him a perv. Perhaps he fancies me and its his way of a chat-up line. In response, I'd grab said man by the neck and shove hm against the wall and tell him to back off. And so yes, we shouldn't describe the minutest of behaviours as perverted and weigh the difference between behavour warrants the call of the police and one that can be sorted there and then.