Brit Slang for the Kidz

Discussion in 'Discussions on Language, History & Culture' started by Bozza Bostik, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. CrowZer0

    CrowZer0 Assume formlessness.

    Yes but it works both ways a lot of the newer slang and cultural crossover is due to hip hop and in the UK grime.

    Fresh, swag, fo sure or shizzle come to mind.
     
  2. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    Cheers all!

    There's a good selection there so I can make a few lessons depending on level and age.

    As for teaching the history of the words...Nah. I'll briefly mention something but I won't go into details. Without going into too much detail and boring you too much, I am working at a summer camp so the lessons are about practicing and producing the language in a fun way as opposed to lecturing them about etymology...which could put them to sleep.

    If I get some good or funny stuff, I'll video it and post it.
     
  3. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    I was in a Starbucks in NYC once and shared a table with lady soverign, aside from her accent she's a really nice girl, (although I wasnt sure if she was flirting with me or not)
     
  4. CrowZer0

    CrowZer0 Assume formlessness.

    Isn't she a lesbian?
     
  5. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    One that keeps popping up at the minute (especially with young black men in the UK) is referring to oneself as "man." Examples: "Man don't care," "Man got bills" and "Man new whip."

    Odd.
     
  6. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    Google says yes, doesn't mean she's not a nice person!

    Its not easy being me, man she must of taken the rejection hard.....
     
  7. CrowZer0

    CrowZer0 Assume formlessness.

    The man dem!
     
  8. Bozza Bostik

    Bozza Bostik Antichrist on Button Moon

    Good to see that our short haired, Ben Sherman-wearing friends from the '60s have been written out of British cultural history once again.

    45 years on and the hippies and academics are still holding grudges!
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2015
  9. belltoller

    belltoller OffTopic MonstreOrdinaire Supporter

    You really should. I'll bet your class is a riot. Your students probably don't know how lucky they are to have it off the beaten path.

    My wife warn't so lucky when she took her ESL, it was done in the dry, etymological style that you spoke of and to this day, everything she says sounds so ... formal?

    I'll be hitting the MT bag downstairs, sweating buckets and she'll come down and say something like "I see that you are producing much moisture"

    And I'll be like ... [​IMG]
     
  10. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhlFE2C5Q0g[/ame]

    Reem video and that baes.
     
  11. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth MAP 2017 Moi Award

    [ame]https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VXD-eNEn9_c[/ame]
     
  12. 7pm in Kyoto

    7pm in Kyoto Valued Member

    Wh.. What?
     
  13. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Now bear with me, but I think it goes......

    Fatty = Phatty = Pretty Hot And Tasty (P.H.A.T.)
     
  14. neems

    neems Valued Member

    Brass also means prostitute,in the north puff means homosexual and skag means heroin.

    I'd also advise you not to use the word 'yiddy' around jewish people lol.
     

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