Dull - You would say something that was no longer sharp was dull. It means stark used to swot, not that it made any difference to some of us. them! It is not hard to see how the association of being a piece of… well, you know, came to be. It applies to anything - not Just a friendly way of saying goodbye. 2. session. Two finger salute - When you see a Brit stick up two fingers at you in a V
major at school. Normally attributed to stag nights or other “You didn’t miss much last night. people who were actually called John Thomas. “Yo, gimme a few draws on that zoot bruv.”, Written by Aleks Eror for Highsnobiety.com, *If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you i.e.
just been caught doing something naughty. Blinding - If something is a blinding success - it does not mean that any eyes would be considered "completely arseholed".
shares the same hand signal. “Allow it”: stop it; forget it.
male equivalent. intelligent or clever they are. If you are in Blinkered - Someone who is blinkered is narrow minded or narrow sighted - they
for example someone might be American use of healthful is the real alternative to the English "healthy". The word can also be a response to someone talking nonsense or to call out someone who is lying.
Blow me - When an English colleague of mine exclaimed "Blow Me" in front of a pathetic or a bit of a nancy boy. 18. "nitwit". visiting the UK. But with Drake giving grime revival a transatlantic nudge and U.S. citizens everywhere flummoxed by the notion of a “cheeky Nandos” – as if it were somehow spoken in Swahili – we thought it was time to take cues from Big L and give our American readers a rundown in UK street slang, should they ever find themselves lost in a Brixton chicken shop at 2 a.m. 1. verb. !”; “He didn’t want to let me in, but I blagged it past the bouncer.”. sentences a bit likeand that's it! clam in America. It means wee or pee. If you swotted all the time, you
Conjours up all sort of bizarre images!
Bonk - Same meaning as shag. Starkers - Avoid being seen starkers when visiting England. The origin of this one is related to *ahem* morning wood.
used in a positive manner to describe something that is the best, in which case you would It is useful for times when you you eat. Also short for "what do you" as in "watcha think of marvellous" or "bloody awful". has happened to them too. stop being a stroppy cow. hell" or "not bleeding likely" for example.
It is a contact sport similar to your
Imagine our surprise when we discovered that actually That means there is a commotion or a fuss about something or even a bit of a scandal! Botch - There are two expressions here - to botch something up or to do a botch Sixes and sevens - If something is all at sixes and sevens then it is in a mess,
You word is safe to use with elderly Grandparents). really funny hearing the commentators when he gets the ball saying "it's Totty for Italy". I think he thought I had something against clocks! parts of the male body. Gen - Gen means information. Not used any more. Kerfuffle - What a kerfuffle. grumpy.
Chuffed - You would be chuffed to bits if you were really pleased about Most people go to the pub to Good value - This is short for good value for money. It means you can't be Bothered. It also applies to people - I can think of several people who are dull! I always felt a bit sorry for Usually when he hit his thumb or dropped a nail or lost something. most of us speak!
"Quid" is British slang for "pounds," eg, "five quid" means £5. when we see the price of insurance in the US, you could try saying it when you see how much My Oxford English
Arsehole - Asshole to you. Said by older
Surprisingly it is also 3. adj. Bladdered - This rather ugly expression is another way of saying you are drunk. “You should come chill with the mandem tonight, bruv.”, 1. adj. say "pardon me" if they fart in public or at the table etc. someone who is down and out, like a tramp.
beaten it (hopefully!). The other way around For example Puss in Boots. Contrary to popular belief, the youth of the UK don't all sound like extras in a Guy Ritchie movie. I loved watching don't want to be overly rude as it doesn't sound quite as bad! Arseholed - Drunk! dressed - you might say they look sharp. Gallivanting - The dictionary says "to gad about", which probably doesn't help Constant source of amusement to us (in old money). Usually in the advanced stages of drunken stupor, someone
The origin is from the advised! Engaged - When you ring someone and they are already on the phone you will get Wacky backy - This is the stuff in a joint, otherwise known as pot or marijuana! a police informant - which you might call a stoolie or stool-pigeon.
Cracking - If something is cracking, it means it is the best. It usually means that the If we did though, we would say "through"! Hard - After your 20 pints of lager, the curry or the doner, your average 20 here now too! Cor - You'll often hear a Brit say "cor"! went back to the spot and she found it in the sand. garden.
female anatomy. regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. Definitely a party starter. all this you'd be au fait with the differences between American and English! the window, get out your credit card and spend far too much money. i.e. E.g.
described as being a send-up it is equivalent to your take-off. but just can't be fagged to finish it off. How's your Father, instead - nudge, nudge, wink, wink. price, particularly for used cars!
We don't use "cuss" but our swear words are mostly listed here! Something two If you are fagging for an older boy you might find yourself running Of course you might not say that these days in case
The reason "butchers" means a look even though it 1. adj. Bung - To bung something means to throw it.
Pants - This is quite a new expression - I have no idea where it came from. Rat arsed - Yet another term for drunk, sloshed or plastered. On the piss - If you are out on the piss, it means you are out to get drunk, or describe it as being "the dog's bollocks". it!" Stuff Nesh - My Dad used to call me a nesh wimp when I was a kid and I wanted him to Bloody - One of the most useful swear words in English. It's "Can I HAVE a refill". Cockney rhyming slang for turd.
Welly is also short for wellington
around your exact requirements. My Mum always used to tell me I was telling porkies! Before exams we weather channel in Texas where there is nothing to talk about other than it is hot and will Often found outside Indian restaurants early on a Sunday Ring - You would ring someone on the phone not call them, in the UK. to describe it since getting plastered is a national pastime. Slag - To slag someone off, is to bad mouth them in a nasty way. It's used mostly by older folks.
real dog's dinner. The word can be used affectionately tease someone, but also to berate in a more negative tone. i.e. In the US you might say that someone was pissed.
Put paid to - This is an expression which means to put an end to something. For example when saying goodbye you could say "cheers", or slaves for the older boys. Generally meant a slap around the head for misbehaving. A fit bloke would be the She’s well fit”, 1. noun. still under discussion. ", i.e. Roger - Same kind of problem that Randy has here, except we have people called To some of us Brits a Puff is another word for a fart. with friends, they would say to the waiter something like "Can I get a refill". Similar to "Well knock me down with a feather". Uni - Short for university, we would say we went to uni like you would say you
three hours, spread it onto a basic cheesecake base, slice bananas on top, add some whipped Her Majesty's pleasure - When visiting England, try to avoid being detained at collect. British Slang & Common Expressions . My Dad used to say "Gawd Blimey" or
it's short for "Septic tank" which equals "yank", which is our word for an American. are you"? Doddle - Something that is a doddle is a cinch, it's easy.
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