Monday, January 31, 2011

Nerding 101: Translating British Slang (O-S)

Welcome back class! Can you believe that next Monday is the last day of our lecture on British slang? Me either! Hope you all had a nice weekend! Without further adieu, here is your British slang for the week!


off license - liquor store

oggy - pasty

oi - hey

on the dole - unemployed

one off - something that happens once

parcel - package

parritch - porridge

pastie - meat pie

pensioner - old person

petrol - gas

phone box - phone booth

polo neck - turtle neck

poppycock - unbelievable

porter - doorman

posh - well to do

post - mail

postage & packing - shipping & handling

postbox - mailbox

postcode - zip code

pram - baby carriage

pub - bar

pudding - dessert

queue - line

quid - currency

removal van - moving van

restroom - staff room

return ticket - round trip ticket

reverse charge call - collect call

reversing lights - back-up lights

sacked - fired

sarnie - sandwich

scallywag - rascal

scone - biscuit 

sellotape - scotch tape

semi housing - duplex

septic - American

shandy - beer and lemonade
sixes and sevens - crazy

skip - trash can

smart dress - formal attire

smashing - good

snog - kiss

snooker - pool

sod all - nothing

sod it - forget it

sod off - get lost

sod you - bite me

sodding - annoying

solicitor - lawyer

splendid - excellent

spotted dick - sponge cake with raisins

surname - last name

sweets - candy

sweetshop - candy store

swizz - con

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