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60 British Sayings

slaaaave 2009/10/31 17:17:28
Some crazy things that we crazy Brits are known for saying:

British saying - Definition in american english

1.) Completely Mental - crazy
2.) Quite nice/ "rawther" (rather) lovely - Its Good
3.) Ruck Sack - Back Pack
4.) Useless Knob - Lazy person
5.) pop over/in - go to, stop by
6.) What do you fancy? - What do you like?
7.) Gob - Mouth
8.) Ish - something not nice
9.) Scarper - to escape fast
10.) Barking - crazy
11.) cane - travel at speed
12.) Bee's Knee's - the best
13.) Elbow grease - Hard work
14.) chuffed as nuts - extremely pleased
15.) cow juice - milk
16.) Bob's your Uncle - there you have it
17.) Cackhander - Left Handed person
18.) Arse about tit - back to front
19.) Keep your hair on - calm down
20.) Absolute tosh - complete rubbish
21.) beastly - big
22.) Belt up - shut up
23.) blast - dammit
24.) cheesed off - annoyed
25.) chivvy along - hurry up
26.) codswallop - baloney
27.) donkeys years - a long time
28.) duffer - old person
29.) fiddle sticks - polite swear word
30.) full of beans - someone has a lot of energy
31.) knockers - breasts
32.) alright mush - hi
33.) nitwit - twit
34.) not my cup of tea - not for me
35.) on your bike - polit way of saying f*** off
36.) off your trolley - mad
37.) Parky - cold
38.) pear shaped - something gone wrong
39.) piece of cake - easy
40.) put a sock in it - shut up
41.) Rat arsed - drunk
42.) shirty - bad tempered
43.) shambles - chaotic mess
44.) skew-whiff - crooked
45.) Smarmy - smooth
46.) spend a penny - go to the toilet
47.) splash out - spend a lot of money
48.) stone the crows - blimey
49.) suss - figure out
50.) taking the mickey - taking the piss
51.) throw a spanner in the works - wreck something
52.) Tickety-boo - if someting is going well
53.) twee - dainty
54.) two finger salute - swear
55.) waffle - talk about something irrelevant
56.) put some welly into it - put some muscle into it
57.) zonked - tired, exhausted
58.) throw a wobbly - have a tantrum
59.) yonks - a long time
60.) whinge - complain
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  • alexis styles 2012/11/25 15:59:38
    alexis styles
    +8
    Does One Direction (The British,Irish,and American because Harry Styles,Zayn Malik,and Louis Tomlinson are british,Niall Horan is Irish,and Liam Payne is American) use these words?

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  • drakey wakey 2014/06/04 21:11:58
    drakey wakey
    "there will always be an England, even if it's in Hollywood
  • Eleanor Pashley 2013/07/04 08:26:15
    Eleanor Pashley
    +3
    Haha this is so right
  • alexis styles 2012/11/25 15:59:38
    alexis styles
    +8
    Does One Direction (The British,Irish,and American because Harry Styles,Zayn Malik,and Louis Tomlinson are british,Niall Horan is Irish,and Liam Payne is American) use these words?
  • becca alexis ... 2012/12/29 00:55:54
    becca
    +12
    Liam Payne is not American he's British to
  • Brittney alexis ... 2014/04/11 02:33:07
    Brittney
    +3
    Liam is british
  • CatchABoo 2012/10/25 16:35:29
    CatchABoo
    +1
    Not bad, but a large percentage of you your equivalent are wrong, oh so wrong
  • misspink75 2012/07/18 19:10:56
    misspink75
    +2
    These are cool saying for Facebook status quotes as well.
  • 2012/02/27 05:25:50
    +3
    you can tell this was written by a brit cause some of the definitions are still not in phrases that americans use. we don't say rubbish, taking the piss, twit, and you don't go to "the toilet". also the bees knees is an american phrase that made its way over. but the rest are "spot on"
  • The Unknown 2012/01/22 02:40:08
    The Unknown
    +2
    I love these British sayings. They are so cool!
  • Eleanor... The Unk... 2013/07/04 08:28:25
    Eleanor Pashley
    +1
    There English sayings really u if u say there British u could be speaking in Irish or welsh or Scottish which would never use them :)
  • Fef 2011/06/29 21:53:39
    Fef
    +1
    Monty Python created all my favorite British Sayings
  • bye 2009/10/31 17:30:04
  • Lady Suspicious 2009/10/31 17:21:42
    Lady Suspicious
    +2
    Some of those are accurate.
  • slaaaave Lady Su... 2009/10/31 20:51:25
    slaaaave
    tickety-boo ;)

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