British Slang Words & Phrases

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  1. Holly Saunders

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    Your friend is absolutely right.. In Spain there's about 4 different recognised versions of Spanish.. 99% of people speak or at least understand Castilian, 2nd is Catalan which is mostly spoken by Northern Spanish (Basque region) etc

    The Spanish spoken in Spain..is the first Spanish language..Mexican and Latino Spanish all came after and vary in different ways...some more than others!!
     
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    Do you speak Spanish? Do you buy "puerco"? Ha! :rolleyes:
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    Si....
     
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    Good Cockney word is YOB

    It means a young boy in his teens is a moron
     
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    often a violent moron....
     
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    oops forgot to answer the second part...Pig is called Cerdo in Spain...or Jamon Iberico of course..which is the most delicious pork of all.. ( I actually don't like pork other than the latter)
     
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    Here it's a Mexican word for someone who doesn't have one. (Job pronounced Yob with an accent).
    Not making a racist statement. It was a word used as a joke from a Latino co-worker of mine. Think it came from an old sitcom.
     
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    What cut is that on the animal?
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    exactly... :D
     
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    Needs to be said in an East London accent.
    Think she did a good job of it.

     
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    We have all four in Florida as well. Once you get south of Lake Okeechobee, very little English can actually be heard. :p
     
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    I love this one. It is Australian, but supposed to have origins in England. Is it still used?

    fair dinkum


    Means fair play, genuine, honest. Fair dinkum is sometimes used as a question to confirm the truth or genuineness of something. Dinkum comes from British dialect. It is recorded from Lincolnshire, England in 1881
     
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    @Nancy Hart

    Peter Dinklage Any connection by similarity?

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    I really like this guy! Frank
     
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