Although the above picture may suggest otherwise, I’m still not British and am continually learning more and more things about British culture.
Last Friday I sat around the table with co-workers discussing British slang and my inability to follow most conversations between people after the third round of pints. So we created a quick-view dictionary on my Blackberry I thought I’d share:
Palava – my favourite word that I actually have used and no one thought it was weird in my Canadian accent!
In a tisz
Got a face on
Ta ra duck (Sheffield)
Ta ra chuck (Lancashire)
Ta ra pet (Newcastle)
Ta ra cock (Yorkshire)
See ya later hen (Glasgow)
I’m in a chip
Frazzles – Bacony crisp things that are really good (or at least I thought so after a few pints)
Rough as a badger’s arse
Mad as a sac of badgers
A Sandwich short of a picnic
As much use as a chocolate teapot
Couldn’t organise a piss up in a brewery
Bang out of order
So… do you know what any of these actually mean?