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UnderEmpire British Dictionary
Topic Started: 8th June 2008 - 11:39 PM (626 Views)
symbiont
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Hello everyone! I'm currently in the U.K and have heard many British words so I have decided to make a mini dictionary of British terms. Feel free to add other British terms not listed here ^_^

Monopoly money: American currency

Slush Puppy: Slushee

Crisps: Potato chips

Chips: French fries

Peckish: Slightly hungry

Rubbish: trash

These are just the ones I remember so it would be appreciated if someone could add some more! :)
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Scarfester
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Hahaha. Theres so many more!

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pavement = side walk
fag = cigarette (popping out for a quick fag means something completely different in America)
pants = underwear, or particularly rubbish
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My personal Favorite:

Mankey = in sad shape, sickly, sorry-looking

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Niz'tizi'ihack
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There's Fanny... which always is quite disturbing when you watch American TV.. The Fanny is a totally different part of the body only found on women in the UK
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Colour. It's like color but spelt correctly :P
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cheers = thankyou (least i don't think yanks say cheers)

mate = friend (i don't think yanks say mate either)

tarah = goodbye

tah = thanks

chap = person, probs a guy

yes, my old son? = hello, what can i do for you? (doesn't require you to be their son/father)

trousers = what americans call pants

buzz = bus (but only in Birmingham, where i live :P)

those are just some of the things us Brit's like to say which might be a bit obscure to your average johny'
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Slash - Urination

Bog - Toilet

And of course my regional dialect of Yorkshire which is normal English with roughly 50% less vowels and unnecsessary words.

"Off t' Pub for pint, shut window when y' leave, back fer Ten."

"I am going to the Pub for a beer, shut the window when you leave, I'm going to be back home for Ten O'clock."
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Shennanigans are out of the question!
As a yank, I can support that we neither say "mate" nor "cheers" unless we are talking about carnal animal activities or raising a pint to someone's health (respectively).

One thing that REALLY caught me off guard when in Ireland last spring though, was the way they ask;

"Are you ok?" which means "Is there anything I can help you with"

It just seemed extra weird to us because the first time we heard it, was after my wife discovered her bags had been left in New York, and in her distress, she said "No, I'm not ok! I can't find my bags", and the lady looked so very confused...

Funny how two countries that speak the same language can have such a hard time communicating.

-R
"Nurgle has got to be my favorite chaos god, fluff wise...
He's portrayed as this sort of jovial, jolly old guy who thinks that rotting apocolyptic plague is funny as hell... So basically he's a big ole fat bastard who thinks giving you a scorching case of the herp is a big laugh." ---Kadrium

7th Edition Fellblade Kills: 1 Steam Tank, 1 Warrior Priest, 4 Greatswords, 3 Treekin, 1 Chaos Sorcerer, 5 Chaos Warriors,
13th Spell Kills: 8 Chaos Chosen.
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Glod-Unbaraki
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a few weird Norfolk ones for you:

chuntering - muttering or talking about nonsense

bishy barney bee - ladybird (or I believe Ladybug in the USA)

bor - boy or neighbour

and of course,

"ha' yew go' a loight bor?"


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Glod-Unbaraki
Jun 9 2008, 05:56 PM
"ha' yew go' a loight bor?"

Haha, I keep saying that here at uni in Nottingham, to everyone else's confusion ^_^


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Demagorgon
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Another norfolk one - rummun. It means 'rum one,' which means wayward person.

Tatties are potatoes.

Sarnies are sandwiches.

Squit is apparently a Norfolk word too. I probably shouldn't be so proud of that but I don't have a lot to work with here :P

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Jun 9 2008, 03:20 PM

Sarnies are sandwiches

Ah yes, except when they have Bacon, Sausage or Chips(English chips) in them, and they then become Butties! ^_^

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Jun 9 2008, 09:23 PM
Demagorgon
Jun 9 2008, 03:20 PM

Sarnies are sandwiches

Ah yes, except when they have Bacon, Sausage or Chips(English chips) in them, and they then become Butties! ^_^

untrue, a bacon sarnie is also possible. It depends on your state of mind and if you are at home or in a cafe.

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