Moving to London Pt 2 - More popular Slangs
This is part 2 of my Hub: Moving to London – Popular Slangs
It’s that time of the year again when lots of people visit London for Holiday and I wouldn’t want you to feel left out of conversations. Here are some more common Slangs, with examples of how they are used. Also, there’s a fun Quiz at the end, that might win you a nice Prize.
Meaning - Cup of Tea.
Use: "Sit down, I'll make us a cuppa".
Meaning – Beer.
Use: “Have you got any Booze in the Fridge?”
Meaning - Bold/Nerves.
Use – “I wanted to tell that man off but I didn’t have the bottle." or "I lost my bottle.”
Meaning – Champagne.
Use – "That’s excellent news. Lets crack open the Bubbly."
Meaning – very attractive.
Use – "Doesn’t he look dishy in that suit?"
Meaning – Easy.
Use: "I'm sure I passed the test. It was a doddle."
Meaning – Cigarette.
Use: “Give me 5 minutes, I just need to have a Fag.”
Meaning – £5
Use: “Have you got a Fiver in your purse?”
Meaning – not got a clue.
Use: Looking puzzled “I haven’t got the foggiest!”
Michelle Obama and the Queen
No informalities or slangs used with the Queen of England. The conversation would be along the lines of: "Yes, your Majesty."
Not, "Wad up, Queen? Can I hang out in the Palace for a while?"
I wouldn't want you hanging with Security. :)
The Princes Harry and William however, are pretty cool and do use London slangs from time to time.
Meaning – Give us.
Use: "Gis a Hug." "Gis a drink." "Gis a Smile."
Meaning – Homosexual person.
Use: "He is a Homo."
Lez (sometimes, offensive)
Meaning – Lesbian.
Use: "She’s a Lez.."
Meaning – Rich.
Use: "Footballer Ashley Cole is absolutely minted. He earns over £80,000 a week."
Off your Trolley
Meaning – Are you crazy?
Use: “What’s wrong with you? Are you off your Trolley?”
Pack it in
Meaning – Stop it!
Use: At kids making noise and running round. “Pack it in before you hurt yourselves.”
Meaning – Drunk.
Use: “He can’t walk straight, he’s plastered.”
Meaning – Stupid.
Use: “Are you thick or what?”
Meaning - £10.
Use: “I won a Tenner on the Lottery.”
How about taking: My London Quiz
- Moving to London - Popular Slangs
Popular slangs used in the City of London - July 2009
- Slang Around the World - What's Up With That?
Slang - the language of code words around the world. What's the shizzle, ferizzo?