NEXT TOP 15 English SLANG you should start using now to sound like a real BRIT!

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A while ago I gave you the first 20 slang phrases from English that are worth looking at, now let’s check out another 20. There are even more too I will tell you about later!

  1. Quid – pound

That shirt cost me 20 quid.

 

  1. Loo – toilet

Excuse me, can you tell me where the loo is, please.

 

  1. Nicked – stolen

Hey I have just had my mobile phone nicked.

 

  1. Nutter – crazy person

Be careful around that person he is known to be a nutter.

 

  1. Gobsmacked – Amazed

When he won the competition I was really gobsmacked.

 

  1. Chap – Male or friend

He is a really nice chap.

 

  1. Bob’s Your Uncle – There you go!

When you finish the job, then bob’s your uncle you are done!

 

  1. Don’t give a monkeys aunt – don’t care

Honestly, I don’t give a monkeys aunt whether you do that job or not.

 

  1. C of E – Church of England

His religion is C of E.

 

  1. Throw a Spanner in the Works – make something fail

He threw a spanner in the works when he made that last mistake.

 

  1. Nosh – Food

The is very good nosh.

 

  1. One Off – One time only

This is a one off opportunity, so don’t miss it.

 

  1. DIY – Do It Yourself home improvements

This is a DIY bookshelf, so you will need to assemble the thing at home by yourself.

 

  1. Ponce – Poser

That guy is a real ponce, he thinks he is better than he is.

 

  1. Don’t Get Your Knickers in a Twist – Don’t Get worked up

Hey don’t get your knickers in a twist, that problem is not getting worried about.

Other ENGLISH slang phrase posts AND LINKS:

The very best of British

30 Awesome British slang terms you should start using immediately

Top 20 Slang to start using now to sound like a real Brit

 

 

8 thoughts on “NEXT TOP 15 English SLANG you should start using now to sound like a real BRIT!

  1. It’s funny how there is a difference between what we say in Canada and US, and then again in Britain. I think we’d use a few more of the British slang than what the US would, but then again it depends in what part of Canada. “Gobsmacked”, “One-off”, “DYI”, and “Don’t get yr nickers in a twist (we say knot)” are heard in Canada — but rest aren’t. Very interesting!!

    • Yes, and being a New Zealander I have the same thing…’gobsmacked’ was a term I only learned a few years ago and found it really hilarious when I first heard it. ‘…knickers in a twist’ one was only used by my grandma….

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