Discussion in 'Discussions on Language, History & Culture' started by Bozza Bostik, Jun 28, 2015.
Yeah. That bugs me. 5-0 too.
I won't be doing those. It'll be "peelers", "bobbies" and "the filth".
peelers is a racist term among youths now
the po-po is one i hear a lot
OH AND "BAE" instead of babe
Really? Obviously wasn't going to do that anyway, but didn't know that. I'll have to google the contemporary definition.
I wondered when po-po would be used in the UK. I've heard it on US TV series and guessed it would only be a matter of time before people used it in the UK.
And this is where different languages can get interesting/ funny ^^
Here "popo" is one of the words we use for bum/ behind.
And yes, it's an absolute clean word, not an insulting one.
Rozzers - Police
Howay - get a move on/come on
it's blowing a hooly - it's quite windy
Shan - shocking (I feel really shan)
Rah = oh wow
Getting mortal - getting drunk
'On fleek' = On point = (very) good
Lots of people say 'feds' to refer to the police now despite not being American.
My eldest (13) actually says "lol" to show amusement :cry:
ive been doing that since i was 16...
i also say jelly instead of jealous
?? I thought you were looking for modern expressions - most everything ( if ya don't mind an outsiders opinion ) I'm seeing is old as the hills.
"Feds", "five-oh", "sick" it is! American is the communal dungheap of slang.
BTW, the term "fatty" - disregarding old school ska - the modern meaning breaks the drug reference TOS, so I won't mention it :vanish:
what about cheeky nando's?
That joke has worn out to the point I genuinely want to nut people who say it.
Incidentally, "nut" means headbutt
I have a horrible admission to make that I do use the term "sick" and in my head I do say five oh. I watch far too many American comedians.
Feds is only so frustrating to me because we don't have a federal police department so its nonsensical. Most American slang being used here I can deal with as a result of the internetz but that one is annoying. If you're going to steal words, at least steal the ones that make sense.
You think I know what I'm doing?
It doesn't have to be new, just in use.
Don't the kids say "radical" these days! God, I'm so out of touch.
It may not be modern or cool, but I maintain that numpty is still one of the best words in the English language.
I tend to swear day to day like a drunk angry docker , but , numpty is still my go to insult.
Brassic: Got no money.
Chav: UK version of a redneck.
Crack: A good laugh (from the Irish "craic"?).
Scoff house: Restaurant/diner.
Iffy: A bit dodgy.
Lad: Tougher UK version of the American jock.
Ladette: Even tougher female version.
Smashed: Also drunk.
Gadgie: A man.
Naff: A bit rubbish.
Stottie: A bloody huge bun.
Skive: Slack off.
Jack: A person who slacks off.
Buckshee: Very good.
Gucci: Very good and expensive.
Blag: Make an excuse or talk excessively.
Tooled up: Carrying a deadly weapon.
Boo foo: Best friend.
Swerve: Very good.
Puff: Very good.
Skag: Same as skank.
Out of touch? You? Why you're the walking epitome of "cutting edge", Bozza lol
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