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    As requested, a guide to the Queen's English slang terms

    Ok, any you've heard of you don't understand do feel free to ask here.

    So far:

    'handbags' - used often in the description of a fight, usually a crap fight between two participants who really can't throw a punch i.e. fighting like girls. Usage: "did you see those two lads, it was handbags stuff!"

    'slapper' - refers to a female who...umm...gets more than her fair share of coitus. Same meaning as 'slag' but a slightly less offensive way of implying it. Usage: "That Tracy in Admin is a right slapper, she's slept with 3 lads last week". NB - there is no set number of encounters a girl has to have before being referred to as a slapper, but its usually more than the accuser. Jealousy may play a part.

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    How about "nance"?

    How about terms for getting drunk?

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    How about "nance"?

    How about terms for getting drunk?
    How about "Pissed up"

    Who besides our English friends know what "Scrumpy" is?

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    Who needs to go outside and smoke a fag?
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    Quote Originally posted by TOFB View post
    How about "Pissed up"

    Who besides our English friends know what "Scrumpy" is?
    HFH mentioned 'getting rat-arsed' once. And I for one have no idea what Scrumpy is and not sure i want to
    Last edited by Maister; 09 Mar 2007 at 1:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally posted by HarryFossettsHat View post
    'slapper' - refers to a female who...umm...gets more than her fair share of coitus. Same meaning as 'slag' but a slightly less offensive way of implying it. Usage: "That Tracy in Admin is a right slapper, she's slept with 3 lads last week". NB - there is no set number of encounters a girl has to have before being referred to as a slapper, but its usually more than the accuser. Jealousy may play a part.
    "Is she a goer wink wink nudge nudge know what i mean?

    sorry, that's all I could think of
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    my favorite is muellered for getting drunk

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    From http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/2698507.stm


    The Doody family from Wolverhampton has been crowned The Faggot Family in a national competition, and to kick off their reign they will launch National Faggot Week.

    [snip]

    "The great British faggot is full of flavour and a great belly warmer at this time of year."
    I think more Americans should use "bollocks" as an all-around expletive.

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    How about terms for getting drunk?
    How about "Pissed up"
    HFH mentioned 'getting rat-arsed' once.
    my favorite is muellered for getting drunk
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    I doubt that any one can top Dan's

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    Quote Originally posted by Fat Cat View post
    I doubt that any one can top Dan's
    that's for sure - I almost spit out my Girl Scout cookie and tea I was having!

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    I love Brit slang. "Wonky" is one of my favorite terms, and I do throw it about frequently. I agree with Dan on the bollocks thing.

    I like this thread. 'tis a good one!
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    my english friends love the American use of the word "Fanny". fanny pack, fanny farmer candies, fannie mae.

    maybe once Becks becomes a household name we'll start using more British slang.

    snog.
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    Awesome thread. I've always loved British slang.

    I've been known to call the occasional lad a wanker.
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    Maybe we could have a special one-day 'special dispensation' where fellow Cyburbians would be allowed to be as disrespectful as they like to each other.....provided they do so using Brit slang?

    btrage, who are you calling a 'wanker'? That's bloody rich coming from some tosser like you!

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    I get called "stroppy" by one of my UK friends sometimes.

    Quote Originally posted by Fat Cat View post
    I doubt that any one can top Dan's
    This one might come close.....
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    HFH And I for one have no idea what Scrumpy is and not sure i want to

    Not as bad as you think, unless you drink too much. It is a cheap, high-alcohol, cloudy cider. A poor Brit's version of malt liquor.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    Maybe we could have a special one-day 'special dispensation' where fellow Cyburbians would be allowed to be as disrespectful as they like to each other.....provided they do so using Brit slang?

    btrage, who are you calling a 'wanker'? That's bloody rich coming from some tosser like you!
    Maister, you're turning this whole thing into sixes and sevens.

    But your idea is aces.

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    This one might come close.....
    This is ace, laughed my arse off.

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    TOFB - I remember sitting in a pub in London once (89) drinking hard cider, thinking this stuff is great, doesn't even affect me - then I stood up ...that stuff kicked me in the arse!

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    Of course, we all know that Frodo and Samwise were cold and had to gather faggots for a small fire. Luckily, Sam bagged a coney, so some fresh meat was finally available. Gollum just snorted.....he likes his coneys raw.

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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    TOFB - I remember sitting in a pub in London once (89) drinking hard cider, thinking this stuff is great, doesn't even affect me - then I stood up ...that stuff kicked me in the arse!
    l p - It's because Scrumpy can be as high as 10% alcohol versus beer's 3.5-5.5%!

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    How about "nance"?

    How about terms for getting drunk?
    Never heard of 'nance' but I think you may mean 'nonce'? Its used as an insult in a lot of the Brit gangster films recently, and as they're largely acted by mockney cockends it can be misheard as 'nance'.

    'Nonce' - essentially a kiddy-fiddler/paedophile. Historically I think it may have been an insult for homosexual men but its evolved into kiddy-fiddlers. Not sure why. Usage: "You ****ing nonce!".

    Terms for being drunk:

    Ratarsed
    Pissed up
    Blotto
    Squiffy
    Legless
    Ratted
    Pissed as a newt
    Tanked up
    Hammered
    Sloshed

    Will that do you?!

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    I have a cyber-buddy from over the pond that calls a bunch of us on this other site I frequent "doosers"

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    Aha.... a mix of slang or particualrly BRitish suage


    "innit?" (isn't it) as a general ending to a sentence, espeically oens wher ethe auxiliary verb is not 'to be' and teh object is not in the thrid person "I got well pissed wiv Kevin last night, innit?"

    "berk" a fool

    "bits" items, things, parts

    "fizzer" (obs., mil.)> a mild reprimand/field punishment
    for loads of miltiary slang see arrsepedia on the web

    "geezer" man, especially a cockney man

    "well out of order" very wrong or unjust

    "wicked" good / desirable

    "pants" poor / undesirable

    "muppet" follish / maladroit person

    "whinge" complain petulantly

    "cracking" very good (now mostly ironic)

    "posh" relating to upper calss mores or people

    "shattered" more than a little tired

    "bovver" (bother) troublesome situation / aggression

    "mockney" a middle calss person rpetendign to be "street" (which is "well ou' of oudah"

    "take the mickey/piss" Make o fool of soemone / joke ("pull their leg")

    "cheek"/"cheeky" insolence / naughty or insubordinate

    and then there's rhyming slang (yes...it IS still used, my assistant slips a few choice ones into conversations from time to time).
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    Quote Originally posted by luckless pedestrian View post
    I have a cyber-buddy from over the pond that calls a bunch of us on this other site I frequent "doosers"
    I have no idea what "doosers" could be!

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