British Slang

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  1. lrohner profile image81
    lrohnerposted 9 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 9 years agoin reply to this

      Shove it up yer Jacksy !

      1. lrohner profile image81
        lrohnerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        LOL LOL LOL

        Never heard that one before!!!

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          badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          As in Jackass lol !

    2. LondonGirl profile image85
      LondonGirlposted 9 years agoin 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 9 years agoin reply to this

        Lol you tell em Girl smile

        1. lrohner profile image81
          lrohnerposted 9 years agoin 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 image39
        getpaidtopostposted 9 years agoin reply to this

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

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    wordscribe41posted 9 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.

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    fierycjposted 9 years ago

    You blokes ain't got the minerals for shite.

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    fierycjposted 9 years ago

    You blokes ain't got the minerals for shite.

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    CabinGirlposted 9 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 image39
    getpaidtopostposted 9 years ago

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

  7. Ivorwen profile image70
    Ivorwenposted 9 years ago

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

  8. getpaidtopost profile image39
    getpaidtopostposted 9 years ago

    nipper = a small child

  9. getpaidtopost profile image39
    getpaidtopostposted 9 years ago

    La = friend this is only in Liverpool and Scousers

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      CabinGirlposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Whingers - Scousers

      1. getpaidtopost profile image39
        getpaidtopostposted 9 years agoin reply to this

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

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          CabinGirlposted 9 years agoin reply to this

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

  10. blondepoet profile image72
    blondepoetposted 9 years ago

    "I'm banged up."

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      CabinGirlposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I would bang you up !

      1. blondepoet profile image72
        blondepoetposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        "Oh that's a biggie."

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          CabinGirlposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Only kind you like Poet smile

          1. blondepoet profile image72
            blondepoetposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Awwwwww smile smile

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              CabinGirlposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              xxx

  11. getpaidtopost profile image39
    getpaidtopostposted 9 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 image81
      lrohnerposted 9 years agoin 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 image39
        getpaidtopostposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        A Pizza Flip Is a calzone.

        1. lrohner profile image81
          lrohnerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

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

    2. Lady_E profile image65
      Lady_Eposted 9 years agoin 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 image59
    Davinagirl3posted 9 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 9 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 image88
    earnestshubposted 9 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 image81
      lrohnerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

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

    2. getpaidtopost profile image39
      getpaidtopostposted 9 years agoin 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 image88
        earnestshubposted 9 years agoin 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 image39
          getpaidtopostposted 9 years agoin 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 image77
    AEvansposted 9 years ago

    My favorite British words are ,

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

  16. lrohner profile image81
    lrohnerposted 9 years ago

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

  17. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 9 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 image68
    Reena Daruwallaposted 9 years ago

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

 
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