History BritishEnglish / EnglishSlangAToF

16th Jan '18 1:39:14 AM Cryoclaste
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* '''''Arse''''': the British version of "ass", as in your backside. "Ass" is sometimes used to refer to a donkey, either literally or figuratively (a foolish or 'asinine' person), often as a joke playing on the double meaning. [[TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples Shakespeare did it]] in ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'', for instance. Arse is seen as a rather rude word, and "bum", as a conjugation of "bottom", will be used often instead.

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* '''''Arse''''': the British version of "ass", as in your backside. "Ass" is sometimes used to refer to a donkey, either literally or figuratively (a foolish or 'asinine' person), often as a joke playing on the double meaning. [[TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples [[JustForFun/TheZerothLawOfTropeExamples Shakespeare did it]] in ''A Midsummer Night's Dream'', for instance. Arse is seen as a rather rude word, and "bum", as a conjugation of "bottom", will be used often instead.
25th Dec '17 2:06:06 PM DavidDelony
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* '''''Be sick''''': The throw up, to vomit.

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* '''''Be sick''''': The To throw up, to vomit.
15th Dec '17 5:15:10 PM DavidDelony
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* '''''Fortnight''''': Two weeks. Unsurprisingly derived from 'fourteen nights'. Surprisingly useful.
** People still use it in America, but it's considered formal and relegated to the world of literature.

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* '''''Fortnight''''': Two weeks. Unsurprisingly derived from 'fourteen nights'. Surprisingly useful.
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useful. People still use it in America, but it's considered formal and relegated to the world of literature.
7th Nov '17 2:42:27 PM DavidDelony
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* '''''Fish fingers''''': Fish sticks.
26th Oct '17 6:09:25 PM DavidDelony
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* '''''Budgie''''': A parakeet, taken from ''budgerigar'', another name for the bird.
6th Oct '17 8:59:21 AM JMQwilleran
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* ''''Fairy cake''''': A cupcake, generally one a bit smaller than you would typically see in the U.S.

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* ''''Fairy '''''Fairy cake''''': A cupcake, generally one a bit smaller than you would typically see in the U.S.
6th Oct '17 8:58:59 AM JMQwilleran
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* '''Fairy cake''': A cupcake, generally one a bit smaller than you would typically see in the U.S.
* '''Fancy''': Multiple meanings:

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* '''Fairy cake''': ''''Fairy cake''''': A cupcake, generally one a bit smaller than you would typically see in the U.S.
* '''Fancy''': '''''Fancy''''': Multiple meanings:
6th Oct '17 8:58:28 AM JMQwilleran
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* '''Fairy cake''': A cupcake, generally one a bit smaller than you would typically see in the U.S.
30th Sep '17 7:53:02 PM nombretomado
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* '''Football''': Always used to describe [[FootyRules the sport also known as Soccer]]. If you want to talk about gridiron use the phrase "American Football" while you're here or everyone will assume you're talking about our version.

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* '''Football''': Always used to describe [[FootyRules [[UsefulNotes/FootyRules the sport also known as Soccer]]. If you want to talk about gridiron use the phrase "American Football" while you're here or everyone will assume you're talking about our version.
2nd Sep '17 10:17:26 AM Bisected8
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** "Builder's tea" is strong cheap tea with plenty of milk and sugar, said to be favored by builders taking (frequent) breaks.
* '''''Bum''''': [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus bottom. Backside. Rump. Sit-upon.]] Inoffensive (similar in strength to "butt"), but works produced and set in America often have the word "bum" (used in the American sense) altered to "tramp" if they're intended to reach British audiences, if only because the original word would sound unintentionally humorous.
** May also be used in a colloquial sense as slang for the act of anal sex (typically with homosexual connotations; one who does so is a "bummer", so that word as used by Eaglelanders tends to raise a laugh), and by extension as a way of indicating a preoccupation with something (neither use is very polite). For example "Stop bumming that album."

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** "Builder's tea" is strong cheap strong, cheap, tea with plenty of milk and sugar, said sugar. Said to be favored favoured by builders taking (frequent) breaks.
* '''''Bum''''': [[Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus bottom. Backside. Rump. Sit-upon.]] Inoffensive (similar in strength to "butt"), but works produced and set in America often have the word "bum" (used in the American sense) altered to "tramp" if they're intended to reach British audiences, if only because the original word would sound unintentionally humorous.
humorous and not immediately understood.
** May also be used in a colloquial sense as slang for the act of anal sex (typically with homosexual connotations; one who does so is a "bummer", so that word as used by Eaglelanders tends to raise a laugh), and by extension laugh). By extension; as a way of indicating a preoccupation with something something, or sycophancy, in the case of a person (neither use is very polite). For example "Stop bumming that album."album".
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