Having Fun - need the UK'ers

by jwbot 14 Replies latest jw friends

  • jwbot

    Ok so lets have a little fun topic.

    I think I was born in the wrong country and I was MEANT to be born in the UK. Help a girl out.

    What are some of the slang terms you use so I can put them into my every day conversation (and confuse people) for some fun!

    My brother uses the word "Jit" (git? jet?) What does it mean?


  • glitter

    Git means bastard - means the same as "get" = "beget" etc.

    Fag means cigarette... have fun with that one!

    Here are two sites that look promising: http://www.effingpot.com/ and http://www.peevish.co.uk/slang/

    Hehe we will help you with your British slang grammar! To be convincing, don't mix regions - like, don't say "I'm going up the apples and pears to put the bairns to bed" cos that would sound really stupid!

  • baysixforme

    "Git" or "Get"......... the meaning may vary from region to region. Where I come from it's not exactly polite but neither is it too offensive. For instance I might call my fourteen year old son a "little get" when he persistently winds me up but it's usually a word spoken in jest, like when we are laughing/joking etc. However, I would not call my four year old daughter a "git" or "get". It is not something that I would like to hear her repeat.


  • baysixforme

    Oh dear, glitter, I never knew it meant that! Will have to watch my tongue in future!

  • Brummie

    The bloke dragged a fag = the man inhaled a cigarette

    You little git = you spoilt brat (or bastard as explained)

    Would you like spotted dick for afters? = Would you like current cake for desert?


  • Simon

    The confusing thing about UK slang is that derogatory terms are often used among friends & relatives as endearments.

    We like to confuse people

  • glitter

    Oh and git has a hard-g like "green", not a soft-g like "gerbil".

    You would only say it to a man - I'd only say "git" to a older man - and "get" to a male teen or a young man.

    In the Harry Potter books Ron says "git" a fair few times, referring to Snape which is fine, and Draco which is jarring as it's not something teenage boys call each other. Of course what teenage boys *do* call each other may not be suitable for children's literature.

  • DanTheMan

    Study Celtic's posts. Ya bloody ruddy bugger balmpot.

  • Englishman

    It can be confusing.

    "Bugger", ie "You bugger" implies rogueishness even if it actually means someone who has sex by the back door.

    "Sod" is a similar friendly insult. We do insult each other extraordinarily well as do the Norwegians.

    Pissed = drunk.

    Piss - up = drinking bout.

    Pissed off or pissy = very annoyed.


  • Celtic

    Go up to your best girl friend, tell her she looks like a mingin slapper, she'll probaly smile at you and thank you for the compliment.

    Let me know how it works, sure she'll be really pleased with you.


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