Friday, June 09, 2006

My First Thursday Thirteen

"A writer writes not because he is educated but because he is driven by the need to communicate. Behind the need to communicate is the need to share. Behind the need to share is the need to be understood." ~ Leo Rosten

13 of my favorite UK slang words

1. absobloodylutely (Adv. Absolutely)

2. bollocks (Noun. 1. Testicles 2. Rubbish, nonsense, drivel) (Exclaim. An expression of anger, frustration, or defiance.)

3. cheeky chappy (Noun. Affectionate name for an attractively impudent person, one who may make one readily smile.)

4. dimmock (Noun. An imbecile, and idiot)

5. earwig (Verb. To listen into a conversation not meant for one’s ears.)

6. face like a bulldog licking piss off a nettle ( Phrase: Very unattractive)

7. gubbins (Noun. Miscellaneous items e.g. “The inside of the television was full of gubbins, so I left the expert to fix it.”)

8. have a bog on (Phrase. In a bad mood, angry.)

9. jiggered (Adj. 1. Confounded. 2. Worn out, exhausted.)

10. mozzy (Noun. Mosquito)

11. pogged (Adj. sated, full from eating food.)

12. ronk (Noun. A bad smell) (Verb. To smell badly. E.g. “Hold yer nose when you go in the men’s room, it ronks in there.”)

13. sod off (Verb. Go away, leave. Usually in the imperative E.g. “If he doesn’t sod off in the next few minutes I’m going to hit him.”)

Tally-ho (cheerful parting salutation, goodbye)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't heard of some of those, but slang can be quite regional sometimes, and I'm a Southerner. Thursday Thirteen is great fun. Have a great day!

June 08, 2006 2:00 AM  
Blogger Peter said...

face like a bulldog licking piss off a nettle !!!

Now that one needs a photo I reckon Raggedy.

June 08, 2006 7:02 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

I have heard - and used a couple of those (I love the UK!) but hadn't heard a lot of them. Fun 13, thanks for the laughs.

Also thanks for your comment, my internet is down at home so I couldn't answer via email.

*BIG HUGS* to you!! Have a wonderful day!

June 08, 2006 7:07 AM  
Blogger Vickie said...

Those are great, loved hearing them. It also makes me even more aware of the difference between what I say here in my South and what Annie might say in her South.

On a side note, I would like to espress to you the enjoyment I find in visiting here. You have a way of selecting a variety so we are never bored and will always be coming back....a true writer you are. :)

June 08, 2006 5:45 PM  
Blogger Skunkfeathers said...

My sister spent 3 weeks on business in England, and came back using the term "krikey!" in place of "hell's bells!"


June 08, 2006 11:01 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Those are great. The bulldog face one is the BEST!!
Yep. Absobloodylutely!!

June 09, 2006 1:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was stationed at RAF Alconbury back in the late 80's for a few years..near the town of Peterborough....I love the UK!

June 09, 2006 5:03 AM  
Blogger Suzy-Q said...

Hi! I am here from Uncle Joe's...

I loved the list! I must incorporate them into my conversations at once!

June 09, 2006 8:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely LOVE the quote!!

June 10, 2006 11:26 AM  
Blogger Claire said...

Very funny, thanks for link to this.

March 08, 2007 1:44 PM  

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