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15th Dec '16 4:01:55 PM DaibhidC
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** As "silly buggers" suggests, can also be used as a noun, as in "you bugger". OopNorth, among people you know, it's possible to call someone "ya ol' bugger" and not have it be insulting in the slightest. It's also possible for this to go very wrong.
12th Dec '16 2:01:09 AM vaticanbank
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***This itself can also be "goz": "I got gozzed on".
25th Nov '16 10:50:44 AM nombretomado
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** Interestingly, "shag" is considered a much harsher swear in Britain than in America. In America, nobody had even heard the phrase until ''AustinPowers'' and thought little of it. British censors, on the other hand, were not amused.

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** Interestingly, "shag" is considered a much harsher swear in Britain than in America. In America, nobody had even heard the phrase until ''AustinPowers'' ''Film/AustinPowers'' and thought little of it. British censors, on the other hand, were not amused.
23rd Oct '16 4:45:42 AM DaibhidC
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* Minging: disgusting, unattractive or distasteful, usually applied to women by men - "Eurgh, she's proper minging!". Originally Scots, from the word "ming" meaning an unpleasant smell, and still used there in a more general sense.

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* Minging: disgusting, unattractive or distasteful, in England usually applied to women by men - "Eurgh, she's proper minging!". Originally Scots, from the word "ming" meaning an unpleasant smell, and still used there in a more general sense.
23rd Oct '16 4:44:47 AM DaibhidC
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* Minge: Brit slang for the female genitalia. Pronounced 'minj', unlike the derived terms minging and minger (below) which are pronounced like [[PricelessMingVase the Chinese dynasty]] or "sing" (usually no G sound at all, but sometimes a hard G for southerners).
* Minging: disgusting, unattractive or distasteful, usually applied to women by men - "Eurgh, she's proper minging!".

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* Minge: Brit slang for the female genitalia. Pronounced 'minj', unlike the derived unrelated terms minging and minger (below) which are pronounced like [[PricelessMingVase the Chinese dynasty]] or "sing" (usually no G sound at all, but sometimes a hard G for southerners).
* Minging: disgusting, unattractive or distasteful, usually applied to women by men - "Eurgh, she's proper minging!". Originally Scots, from the word "ming" meaning an unpleasant smell, and still used there in a more general sense.
15th Oct '16 11:30:17 AM SakuraNoSeirei
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* Lush: Stunning, or totally awesome. Most often used in Wales ("These chips are right lush!"), but its use has spread as a result of the popularity of GavinAndStacey.
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.
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