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British Slang

  1. lrohner profile image85
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    Why is BritSpeak so darn cute? You have to admit that "Everything's gone pear-shaped. So get your finger out and give it a wellie or I'll mess you about." sounds so much better than what us Americans would say. smile

    What's your favorite British slang?

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Shove it up yer Jacksy !

      1. lrohner profile image85
        lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        LOL LOL LOL

        Never heard that one before!!!

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          badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          As in Jackass lol !

    2. LondonGirl profile image90
      LondonGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      May I correct you, a little? "Everything's gone pear-shaped. So pull your finger out and give it some wellie, or I'll mess you about."

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        CabinGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Lol you tell em Girl smile

        1. lrohner profile image85
          lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Bloody hell! You beastly blokes must be barmy! Next time, I'll gen up on the slang words!

          smile smile smile

      2. getpaidtopost profile image60
        getpaidtopostposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        LOL its mess you up, You nearly got it right smile

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    wordscribe41posted 7 years ago

    Hang out with dipless for a while.  He has the most awesome british sayings and slang.  I will compile a few when I have some time.

  3. fierycj profile image84
    fierycjposted 7 years ago

    You blokes ain't got the minerals for shite.

  4. fierycj profile image84
    fierycjposted 7 years ago

    You blokes ain't got the minerals for shite.

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    CabinGirlposted 7 years ago

    One I use going to the loo is I need to go for a read and write !  just sharing ok !

  6. getpaidtopost profile image60
    getpaidtopostposted 7 years ago

    arse-over-tit means you are drunk (intoxicated)

  7. Ivorwen profile image83
    Ivorwenposted 7 years ago

    I love the term 'blokes.'  It never ceases to crack me up.

  8. getpaidtopost profile image60
    getpaidtopostposted 7 years ago

    nipper = a small child

  9. getpaidtopost profile image60
    getpaidtopostposted 7 years ago

    La = friend this is only in Liverpool and Scousers

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      CabinGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Whingers - Scousers

      1. getpaidtopost profile image60
        getpaidtopostposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        LOL I agree, I am from Manchester but live on rivals Liverpool's turf.

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          CabinGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Omg I would rather die, you have my sympathy I hate Scousers !

  10. blondepoet profile image78
    blondepoetposted 7 years ago

    "I'm banged up."

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      CabinGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I would bang you up !

      1. blondepoet profile image78
        blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        "Oh that's a biggie."

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          CabinGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Only kind you like Poet smile

          1. blondepoet profile image78
            blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Awwwwww smile smile

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              CabinGirlposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              xxx

  11. getpaidtopost profile image60
    getpaidtopostposted 7 years ago

    skirt =  a attractive woman

    Am racking my brains here are a few more from the great English chippy Menu.

    Sausage Dinner = sausage, chips, Peas and gravy.
    Split = Fish + Peas
    Not sure if you have these but, Calzones is what we call a Pizza Flip.

    Bonny = Full of life,

    Dibble = Police as does, Bobbies, Bizzies, coppers, 50,

    Having it large, means party to the max.

    Tune = Very Good Music

    Leg it = Run





    There are plenty more.

    1. lrohner profile image85
      lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      If we're talking about the same thing, we call them calzones. But what the heck is a pizza flip???

      1. getpaidtopost profile image60
        getpaidtopostposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        A Pizza Flip Is a calzone.

        1. lrohner profile image85
          lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          DUH! I'm feeling pretty blonde right about now...

    2. Lady_E profile image82
      Lady_Eposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'll just add to yours get paid...

      She's gone for a fag - She's gone for a cigarette.

      I'm knackered - I'm tired.

      I'm bonking off early today. - Leaving work early.

      He is doing my head in - He's getting on my nerves.


      More to follow, must go to bed now.  Can't believe I'm on Hubpages this time of the night.

  12. Davinagirl3 profile image60
    Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago

    I don't know what my favorite is, but I know an Irishman can say just about anything... and it's fantastic with me.

  13. Pete Maida profile image59
    Pete Maidaposted 7 years ago

    When I hung out with the Royal Navy that taught me a little Cockney Rhyming Slang like Sherman Tank Yank for Americans which means they would call Americans Shermans.

  14. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    I remember a childhood friend's mother used to say "I shall ave your guts for garters" when threatening the kids! She was a wonderful lady who had been through the London Blitz, her husband was a fireman in London during the war.

    1. lrohner profile image85
      lrohnerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hysterical! Wish I had that one in my back pocket when my kids were little. smile

    2. getpaidtopost profile image60
      getpaidtopostposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      My mum use to say that to me when i was a kid and had been naughty, Brings back memory's. its "Ill have your guts for garters"

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        She always said "I shall have your guts for garters" and the way she said shall still scares me.
        The other thing I recall is that she drank tea all day, dozens of "cuppers" were made throughout the day and night, a "Nice cuppa" seemed to be the solution to most of life's problems!

        1. getpaidtopost profile image60
          getpaidtopostposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          yeah I luv my cuppers or brew's as i call them, back in a mo just making a quick brew. lol

  15. AEvans profile image71
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    My favorite British words are ,

      Blimey meaning Oh Geez!!!! and Crikey- meaning My God!!! big_smile

  16. lrohner profile image85
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    I'm still trying to figure out why they call the trunk of a car a "boot"????

  17. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    As a kid I drank a lot of "Billy" tea brewed over an open fire in the Australian bush. The lady in question loved her tea very strong. She always let the tea sit for 1 minute before pouring.I loved her English "cuppa"

  18. Reena Daruwalla profile image63
    Reena Daruwallaposted 7 years ago

    I like how 'wicked' can mean anything from great, to cool, to awesome to, well, wicked

 
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