The Official "Learn Some British-Speak Here" Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by iGary, May 29, 2005.

  1. iGary Guest

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    OK, I know what a "bloak" is, and I know what "kip" and a "quid" is/are...

    What is a "stupid little herbert?"

    What is a "nick?"

    Any others? Ask here.
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    It's "bloke" ;)
    er...well, same as stupid little idiot really, just a little less harsh maybe.
    Not quite sure what you mean here, you might "nick" something from a shop if you were a thief. So it's the same as steal.

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  3. kettle macrumors 65816

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    that'll be "Bloke"


    In "Nick" is doing time at Her Majesty's pleasure? ...you would way this up as a risk if you were out on the nick or going to nick something.

    Is that what you meant.

    "you're nicked sunshine!" is wot the roz would say if they caught you with a bag full.

    :)
     
  4. iGary thread starter Guest

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    Damn, I knew I was spelling it wrong.

    Check Applespider's sig for the "nick" usage.

    What is a cobbler? We eat it for dessert here.
     
  5. iGary thread starter Guest

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    And "spotted dick?"

    What the hell kind of name for a dessert is that? :confused: :eek:
     
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Oh ok, well in that case she's just using it as short for nickname.
    Cobblers, means rubbish, bull****, wrong etc.
     
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    I love gooey spotted dick. :p
     

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  8. iGary thread starter Guest

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    LOL - I used to work with a guy (actually a very famous English yachtsman) who introduced me to spotted dick and pickled onions. Pickled onions I liked (and still make at home to this day), spotted dick you can keep, along with beans for freaking breakfast.
     
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    Fine, I'll keep my spotted dick.
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  10. Daveway macrumors 68040

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    What is:

    Cackheaded
    tart
    bap
    bobby
    bobs your uncle
    prat
     
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  12. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    www.chavscum.co.uk ;)
     
  13. iGary thread starter Guest

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    Bap is bread, I believe.

    I used to get a tuna mayonaise on a bap every day for lunch when I worked in Wymondham.
     
  14. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    ok...

    Cackheaded - no idea :eek:
    tart - ha, I like dictionary.com's definition of this :D
    bap - A type of roll/bread
    bobby - Police
    bobs your uncle - You might use it like this: "Repair permissions, and bobs your uncle, it'll be fixed"
    prat - idiot, moron, etc
     
  15. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

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    cackhanded - someone a bit clumsy
    tart is a tom, or a prostitute. Or a small round cake with a pastry base and filled with jam mmmm
    bap: yes it's a roll but more usual is a pair of them, on the front of a woman :p
    bobby = policeman, from Sir Robert Peel, the founder of the modern police force
    bob's your uncle - something that has gone right without you doing very much about it , or QED
    Do you know this one - brass monkeys?
     
  16. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

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    What's wrong with beans for breakfast?
     
  17. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Oh, so just some stupid rotten punk kid? :p

    Kinda like Yadadada I presume...;)
     
  18. iGary thread starter Guest

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    NASTY! :p

    I got off a 12-hour flight to London one time and the guy who picked me up took me to whatever Wal Mart is called over there and plopped a plate of beans, cooked tomatoes and Crisco-fried eggs in front of me.

    I didn't process food normally for three days. :mad:
     
  19. Lacero macrumors 604

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    In Australia, floppies are called stiffys. I don't know where I am going with this.
     
  20. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Hehe...this is starting to remind me of the British Speak dictionary in The Office DVD case...:p
     
  21. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    Cack,OE and OIrish for ****.Hence cackhanded,lefthanded,another example of Joe Bloggs being freaked out by anything different(see sinister etc).Cackheaded becomes obvious.
    Whoops forgot censor maybe feaces will do,I use this word so seldom I don't know if thats the spelling.
     
  22. brap macrumors 68000

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    They're not baps, or rolls, they're COBS GODDAMNIT!
     
  23. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    Are there special "British Curse Words?"

    Like, f*** would be translated to ______?

    In the words of Jon Stewart, "Can You Spot The Difference? The Difference Is: British People Have Accents"
     
  24. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    Chav [m]; chavette [f]

    The Chav is a relatively recent Bristish phenomenon which has been brewing for many years. I think everyone has their own definition, but for me a chav would possess the following enviable qualities:

    1) An inability to speak properly
    2) A distinctive, almost tribal dress code - typically caps, white sportswear (Burberry has been a brand most heavily associated with the chav, but I think the little sparks might have caught on and are moving away from the label)
    3) A general air of disrespect for non-chavs (e.g. some punks that decided to walk across the tennis court the other day in the middle of my game)
    4) A love for cars adorned with tacky accessories to impress the gals n' boys (oh yes, there are "chavettes" too), preferably playing gangsta rap
    5) They're basically teenagers, but the upper and lower age limits are spreading!

    Get the idea? Whether it has spread to othe countries I dunno, but I reckon everywhere has a scene like this. Personally I think it's funny, especially as they seem to be totally oblivious to their image!

    And before any sarky comments come out, yes even Oxford has chavs.
     
  25. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    They may well be to Kentishman or is it Man of Kent,don't know too much of where the dividing line is,but up here in the smoke baps are a slightly old fashioned slang term for breasts.By the way dictionary.com says it was a language used on IBM 701 computers,go figure.
     

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