Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Thursday 13 - #8!



Hmmm, the cutie took me to see Hot Fuzz last weekend and we were trying to figure out where it was filmed. We never thought of Wells, Somerset. Anyway, here are 13 words the English say others may, or may not, know:

1. Tosser = an insult, and refers to someone who masturbates
What a tosser!

2. Faff = fuss
Don't faff with it, everythings fine.

3. Nosh = food
Let's get some nosh.

4. Kit = clothes
Get your kit off!

5. Whinger = constant complainer
You are such a whinger.

6. Welly = put some force behind a kick
Come on, put some welly in it.

7. Slash = go to the bathroom
I'm going for a slash.

8. Hols = vacation
How were your hols?

9. Muggins = fool
Muggins here fell for it.

10. Plonk = cheap wine
Let's go get some plonk for later.

11. Nowt = nothing
I know nowt about that.

12. Knackered = tired
Tommy's not going, he's knackered.

13. Lurgy = indeterminate illness
We both have the lurgy.


31 comments:

Darla said...

I had a completely different definition of "slash." LOL

These are great. I'll have to try to work some of them into conversation.

Rene Lyons said...

I so want to see that movie!

And so, sadly, I'll never see any of those people again. :(

Christine said...

I love the Brits! Knackered is an awesome expression. I have a friend who uses it all the time and it always brings a smile to my face.

impworks said...

Hope you enjoyed it. I laughed more at Hot Fuzz than anything I've seen in a long time.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Wow, I knew some of those! I'm always impressed with myself when I do 'cause I've never been to England and probably never will be, sadly.

Happy TT!

Tempest Knight said...

Oh... This is great! Thanks!

samulli said...

Funny list. Even though some of my best friends are Brits, I actually didn't know some of these expressions. But knackered is one of my favorites as well.

Donna said...

Most enlightening. I'll never forget the time I mentioned the name of an Ozark music group/show to a Brit, and it cracked him up. His wife had to explain what was so funny. The name of the group? The bald-knobbers.

David said...

I particularly liked welly, plonk, nowt and knackered. Welly, of course, refers to Wellingtons or "wellies"--a style of waterproof boot. Knackered--sooo descriptive! Sending a horse to the knackers (the slaughterhouse) would only happen to a worthless, worn-out animal (and done by someone as cold-blooded as can be imagined, IMO).

Nowt, of course is just good English, though a bit archaic. I like seeing such things hang in there as the language changes.

Plonk--can't recall where I first heard it, living my whole life here on the American side of the pond, but it has always seemed such a wonderfully fitting description of cheap drink.

Some of tghe others were new to me, but all worth working into my vocab. *heh*

Elle Fredrix said...

LOL. Some of these are pretty funny. I knew 5, 10 and 12.

Angela/SciFiChick said...

LOL.. never heard of any of these.

whenn said...

Lol, I've heard of a couple of those. But thanx for the insight of the other words! :)
And thank you for stopping by! :)

Robin said...

Lurgy has always struck me as melodramatic. You can almost picture the poor woman taking to her bed...

I always thought nosh was Yiddish though?

LLD said...

Love it! :)

I'm going to start incorporating a couple of those! Whether my friends like it or not.... ;)

Emma Sinclair said...

The hubster went to see it last weekend but I passed (wasn't feeling well). Apparently I missed a really funny movie.

Lori said...

Very interesting...thanks for sharing.

Samantha Lucas said...

My family is Scottish so I knew most of those, but that was fun. :) Thanks

Dionne Galace said...

When my husband starts complaining, I turn to him and say, "Must you whinge?"

Nicole Austin said...

I would have thought knackered was drunk. LOL! Great list.

Daisy Dexter Dobbs said...

I loved this list, Tilly. It brought back memories of when I edited manuscripts written by Brits and other writers outside the U.S. The first time I read about Tim Tams in an author's manuscript I thought she was referring to some sort of tampon. We had a giant laugh over that as you can imagine. I've since sampled the heavenly, chocolaty joys of those cookies. :-)

Heather said...

Fun list, Tilly. I did know most of these, but a few were new. Thanks for visiting my blog earlier! :)

N.J.Walters said...

Great list! I didn't know even half of these.

Rhian / Crowwoman said...

these are awesome! the only one i knew was knackered.

she said...

Thanks Tilly. This list gives me some great flashbacks to my childhood. It also gives me a great idea for my next TT ;)

Tink said...

Nice list! I've heard of a few of them.
Thanks for visiting my TT!

Sparky Duck said...

I personally love Tosser and knackered.

Christine said...

Slash - for going to the bathroom!? Totally love learning slang. I'm going to try to incorporate these into conversation for the rest of the day and see what kind of reaction I get from my co-workers.

colleen said...

I've got to get out more. I don't know any of them. I thought Wellies were boots.

Wylie Kinson said...

Bloody hell... You only caught me on #13.
he rest I hear on a regular basis having married myself off to a Brit.
My other fave is gobsmacked, as in, I was gobsmacked when I won the pulitzer!! :)

Kuanyin said...

You can talk dirty to me anytime! :-) Happy TT!

Annalee Blysse said...

No, didn't know. Great list.