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Someone left a message the other day about British slang, and I’ve been looking round the internet for a few days for a good website, and this is definitely the best one :)
Here are a few slang words that I liked from the extensive list:
Any road - Up north (where they talk funny!!) instead of saying anyway, they say “any road”! Weird huh?
Belt up - For some reason I heard this quite a lot as a kid. It’s the British for shut up.
Best of British - If someone says “The best of British to you” when you are visiting the UK, it simply means good luck. It is short for “best of British luck”.
Blooming - Another alternative to the word bloody. You might hear someone say “not blooming likely” so that they don’t have to swear.
Chuffed - You would be chuffed to bits if you were really pleased about something.
Cor - You’ll often hear a Brit say “cor”! It is another one of those expressions of surprise that we seem to have so many of. It will sometimes be lengthened to “cor blimey” or “cor love a duck”, depending on where you are. “Cor blimey” is a variation of “Gawd Blimey” or “Gor Blimey”. They are all a corruption of the oath “God Blind Me”.
Dicky - Dicky rhymes with sicky and means you feel sick.
Do - A party. You would go to a do if you were going to a party in the UK.
Faff - To faff is to dither or to fanny around. If we procrastinated when getting ready for bed, as kids, our Dad use tell us we were faffing around.
Gormless - A gormless person is someone who has absolutely no clue. You would say clueless. It is also shortened so you could say someone is a total gorm or completely gormy.
Irony/sarcasm - The cornerstones of British humour. This is one of the biggest differences between the nations. The sense of humour simply doesn’t translate too well.
Naff - If something is naff, it is basically uncool. Anoraks are naff, salad cream is also naff. You could also use it to tell someone to naff off, which is a politer way of telling them to f*** off!
Skew-whiff - This is what you would call crooked. Like when you put a shelf up and it isn’t straight we would say it is all skew-whiff.
Spend a penny - To spend a penny is to go to the bathroom. It is a very old fashioned expression that still exists today. It comes from the fact that in ladies loos you used to operate the door by inserting an old penny.