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.
What's your favorite British slang?
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."
LOL its mess you up, You nearly got it right
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.
One I use going to the loo is I need to go for a read and write ! just sharing ok !
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.
If we're talking about the same thing, we call them calzones. But what the heck is a pizza flip???
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.
I don't know what my favorite is, but I know an Irishman can say just about anything... and it's fantastic with me.
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.
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.
Hysterical! Wish I had that one in my back pocket when my kids were little.
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"
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!
My favorite British words are ,
Blimey meaning Oh Geez!!!! and Crikey- meaning My God!!!
I'm still trying to figure out why they call the trunk of a car a "boot"????
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"
I like how 'wicked' can mean anything from great, to cool, to awesome to, well, wicked
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