Monday, January 25, 2010
One thing, no matter what is happening – and trust me lots is going on right now and it’s more than a little super shit – that will keep me laughing is the glossary of Englishisms I have collected over the last 10 months.
I have an actual glossary now, I love it:
Hiyeah. That’s how the phone is answered.
Awright? That’s also how the phone is answered. Or any other face to face greeting with someone familiar.
Dialed Not what you did to phone someone. You have it dialed; you’ve nailed it.
Dig a hole. To squeak some takkie. To cut a rug. To break an egg open on the dancefloor.
Neggie Negative. ‘He’s being a bit neggie about the whole thing.’
Yummers. Yummy except better.
Wubbish Rubbish, bollocks.
Boozer A pub.
Going down the pub That’s how they say they’re going out. There are a whole bunch of prepositions missing from the sentence. ‘We’re going down the pub.’
Widda widda wicked Very cool.
Barnett Hair. From Barnett Fair. The fair in Barnett.
Berlin Walls Balls.
Kuwaiti Tanker A wanker.
Barclays Bank To wank.
Posh ‘n Becks Sex.
The Liza Liza Minelli. The telly.
Cacks Male underwear.
Alright! Different from Alright?. More like ‘Relax already.’
I am sat at a pub Not ‘I am sitting.’ Also in context of ‘I was sat next to a freak eating Marmite on the tube.’