British Slang Words & Phrases

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  1. Shirley Martin

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    @Craig Swanson , thanks for those. I have saved them for future use.

    I may have to adjust some of them for Rednecks. Like:

    "Kangaroo loose in the top paddock" means dumb, "a screw loose" is another.

    We don't have kangaroos so I'll have to say, "Jackass loose in the corncrib." :D

    @Tom Galty , hilarious! I'm going to use that one, too.
     
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  2. Craig Swanson

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    Also wondered why Australians say "what are you studying at uni" when unless mistaken the Brits say "what are you reading at uni" . What wording do the Americans use as a matter of interest?
     
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  3. Holly Saunders

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    Also...we call fee paying schools ''Public schools''.. and national free schools, ''Comprehensive'' or ''Secondary Modern'' ..
     
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    That is surprising. I would have got it completely wrong. Thanks, Holly.
     
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  5. Bobby Cole

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    What’s your major or what are majoring in?
     
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  6. Craig Swanson

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    The opposite to us. Fee paying are private. Public are free. Primary and secondary levels.
    Please explain what junior high is @Bobby Cole. We dont have it in our system.
     
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  7. Bobby Cole

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    Most people now know it as “middle school”. High school is something like 9th through 12th, middle school is 7th thru 9th and everything else below that is elementary school.

    Now, that goes for every school in the U.S. (I believe) including the government public schools which is where kids go to get half educated and half indoctrinated.
     
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  8. Craig Swanson

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    I just read this @ Patsy Faye. Wash out your mouth with bubble bath. That is sacrilegious to a cricket purist like moir.
     
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  9. Patsy Faye

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    upload_2019-9-28_7-56-57.jpeg

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    :p
     
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    Go to Vegas a lot and do wind up some Americans when playing Poker.

    Such as "You cant beat a good Faggot on a cold winters Morning" Was reported about that.

    But the best one was an American on the same table who had laughted.

    And he then stated this.

    I spent a year at Uni in London on exchange.


    Shared a room with three English students.

    He went to the local pub one night with them

    One of them told him do you see that good looking girl over there she has said she likes you and maybe you should go over and introduce you self, so he did.

    She hit him in the face and kicked him in you no What

    He staggered back to his table and his room mates were pissing them selves.

    Got it yet.

    He went up to her and all he said was "Hello Im Randy"



     
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  12. Holly Saunders

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  13. Hal Pollner

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    I'll be visiting the loo straightaway...

    Hal
     
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  14. Holly Saunders

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    If you were to say it as politely as that ''visiting'', (not that most people would... you, wouldn't use the word Loo... it would be ''visiting the bathroom''... otherwise you would be ''going to the Loo''
     
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