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12th Sep '16 4:54:03 PM hunnybun295
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* Gob: mouth, as in "shut yer gob" (be silent) or "daft gobshite" (idiot who talks nonsense). Depending on accent, may sound more like "gub".

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* Gob: mouth, as in "shut yer gob" (be silent) or "daft gobshite" (idiot who talks nonsense). Also "gobbing off" (talking back/mouthing off). Depending on accent, may sound more like "gub".



* Good evening, all: semi-formal greeting introducing oneself to those present. In [[Series/DixonOfDockGreen Dixon's]] case (see below), to the TV audience.

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* Good evening, all: semi-formal greeting introducing oneself to those present. In [[Series/DixonOfDockGreen Dixon's]] case (see below), to the TV audience. Sometimes contracted to "Evening, all".



* Minging: unattractive or distasteful, usually applied to women by men - "Eurgh, she's proper minging!".

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* Minging: disgusting, unattractive or distasteful, usually applied to women by men - "Eurgh, she's proper minging!".



* Right you are: Means the same as either of the above two.

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* Right you are: Means the same as either of the above two.above.



* Shite: [[CaptainObvious Like shit, but with an 'e']]. Mostly used by Northerners, Irish, and Scots.

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* Shite: [[CaptainObvious Like shit, but with an 'e']]. Pronounced 'shyte'. Mostly used by Northerners, Irish, and Scots.



* Steady on, old chap : "Go easy", the "old chap" may be omitted.

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* Steady on, old chap : "Go easy", easy" or "slow down a bit", the "old chap" may be omitted.



* Ta: "Thanks" (very informal). Probably derived from the Danish "Tak", and used mainly in Britain (particularly [[LondonTown London]] and [[OopNorth the North]]), though occasionally heard in Ireland and Australia as well. "Ta very much(ly)" is a common rendition.

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* Ta: "Thanks" (very informal). Probably derived from the Danish "Tak", and used mainly in Britain (particularly [[LondonTown London]] and [[OopNorth the North]]), though occasionally heard in Ireland and Australia as well. "Ta very much(ly)" is a common rendition. Usually taught to very young children who can't yet wrap their mouths around "thank you" or "thanks". "Say ta."



* Tickity-Boo: Running like a well-oiled machine.

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* Tickity-Boo: Running like a well-oiled machine.machine, it's all fine.


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** This Brit has never heard of 'Wang the kettle on' but I have certainly heard of welly-wanging contests. As in throwing a Wellington boot (rubber rain boot) as far as you can.
12th Sep '16 4:17:40 PM hunnybun295
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* Aggro: Aggression, trouble, etc. Used in e.g.: ''It seems there's some aggro going on!'' This one is definitely more used in Australia and South Africa.

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* Aggro: Aggression, trouble, etc. Used in e.g.: ''It seems there's some aggro going on!'' This one is definitely more used in Australia and South Africa. Also means aggravation in the UK, at least in England. Used as "She's giving me aggro about...".
30th Aug '16 2:28:28 PM DefectiveMink
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* Lass: Young woman or girl, but also applied to girlfriend. Used mainly in Scotland, but also appears around the Scottish border.

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* Lass: Young woman or girl, but also applied to girlfriend. Used mainly in Scotland, Northern England (Northumberland, Yorkshire etc.), but also appears around see the Scottish border.'lassie'.
20th Aug '16 4:26:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''PokeyThePenguin'' has Mr. Nutty, a British ''snowman'' who tends to use these quite often.

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* ''PokeyThePenguin'' ''Webcomic/PokeyThePenguin'' has Mr. Nutty, a British ''snowman'' who tends to use these quite often.
14th Aug '16 10:38:29 AM AgProv
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** An alternative etymology: (Australian-derived?) General Gordon Bennett was an Australian army general who led his men abysmally badly during the military disaster in Malaya and Singapore. He abandoned his command to its fate and fled to Australia on one of the last boats that were able to get out before the Japanese enforced a surrender. His name became a byword for utterly unbelievable incompetence, cowardice, and other undesirable qualities.

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** An alternative etymology: (Australian-derived?) [[GeneralFailure General Gordon Bennett Bennett]] was an Australian army general who led his men abysmally badly during the military disaster in Malaya and Singapore. He abandoned his command to its fate and fled to Australia on one of the last boats that were able to get out before the Japanese enforced a surrender. His name became a byword for utterly unbelievable incompetence, cowardice, and other undesirable qualities.
2nd Aug '16 1:16:52 PM PicardsDouble
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* Bint: Slightly contemptuous term for woman or girl, mainly used in London. Said to come from when Cockney troops were stationed in Iraq between the World Wars, as it's the Arabic word for girl.

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* Bint: Slightly contemptuous term for woman or girl, mainly used in London. Said to come from when Cockney troops were stationed in Iraq between the World Wars, as it's the Arabic word for girl. Basically a milder version of Bitch.
21st Jul '16 1:46:05 PM flootzavut
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*** Also because, while James Marsters can more or less do a British accent, David Boreanaz really can't pull off Irish and it's a complete embarrassment when he tries.



*** Also because, while James Marsters can more or less do a British accent, David Boreanaz really can't pull off Irish and it's a complete embarrassment when he tries.
21st Jul '16 10:16:31 AM flootzavut
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*** Also because, while James Marsters can more or less do a British accent, David Boreanaz really can't pull off Irish and it's a complete embarrassment when he tries.
13th Jun '16 12:20:36 PM anonexistentuser
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'', when "chocks away" is yelled, the chocks are revealed to be boxes of [[TheToblerone Toblerone]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toblerone chocolate]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'', when "chocks away" is yelled, the chocks are revealed to be boxes of [[TheToblerone [[SugarWiki/TheToblerone Toblerone]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toblerone [[VisualPun chocolate]].
3rd Jun '16 7:54:17 AM nighttrainfm
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* The ''{{Transformers}}'' franchise, accidentally. "Slag" is their all-purpose swear word (perfect for giant robots) and it often doesn't go over well overseas when 'bots say "Slaggit!" or "[[OhCrap Oh, slag]]!" or "I'm not going out there and getting slagged!" There was even a character named Slag in ''TransformersGeneration1.'' He hasn't been used in quite some time, understandably (and the ''TransformersAnimated'' character who shares his design is called Snarl, with a LampshadeHanging when we heard his name for the first time.)

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* The ''{{Transformers}}'' ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' franchise, accidentally. "Slag" is their all-purpose swear word (perfect for giant robots) and it often doesn't go over well overseas when 'bots say "Slaggit!" or "[[OhCrap Oh, slag]]!" or "I'm not going out there and getting slagged!" There was even a character named Slag in ''TransformersGeneration1.'' He hasn't been used in quite some time, understandably (and the ''TransformersAnimated'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' character who shares his design is called Snarl, with a LampshadeHanging when we heard his name for the first time.)
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