Greetings good folk, it’s Addi here. Today I thought I’d talk a little bit about the UK and its people. But… it’s all pretty simple over here, isn’t it? We’re the tea-drinking, pasty-faced, over-pronouncing people who drive on the wrong side of the road, from that little country up north that thinks it’s ‘oh so great’, right? Okay, well some of us are a little tea-crazy, but there’s a lot some of you don’t know about the UK. I won’t turn this into a ‘my nation is so brilliant’ speech, but really, it is. Just saying.
Alrighty, here’s the fun part. I’d like to teach you some British slang that I or my friends use. Some you might’ve heard of, others maybe not. And for those of you who are British, you might not say these, but I can guarantee that some of us do. Well, here goes it…
Do- a party
Bloody/ bleeding/ blooming/ blasted- these are put in front of other words to provide emphasis, e.g. bloody hell, the bleeding computer, the international equivalent would probably be ‘damn’
Bob’s your uncle- it’s sorted/it’s done/ there you go
Hunky-dory- very good/ going well/ going according to plan
Jammy- lucky, eg. you jammy little git
Mate- friend (also can be used when addressing someone directly, e.g. all right, mate? International equivalent: dude)
Piece of cake- easy
Faff around- dither/ procrastinate
Chuffed- pleased/ proud
Gutted- very upset
Put a sock in it- shut up
Prat- fool/ jerk
There are LOADS of others but I think I’ll cap it at that for today. If any of you have any questions, or anything to add to my list, please leave a comment. I leave you with a fun fact: Buckingham Palace was built on the site of a notorious brothel.