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Barmy

Strange or very silly (often said in jest amongst friends)

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Bird

Slang term for a girl or a woman

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Bitter

Name for a type of english beer (served at celler temperature)

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Black pudding

Form of blood sausage

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Blimey

An expression of surprise, frustraiton or even joy

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Bloody hell

Used to voice one's incredulity about something just said

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Bloody

Descriptive term for something that frustrates or bothers someone ("bloody boss")

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Bonkers, cracker, daft, barmy

Acting crazy or mad

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Boxing day

A holiday which falls on the day after Christimas

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Brolly

Umbrella

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Buggy

A stroller

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Canteen

Cafeteria

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Chav

Working class person of lowish intelligence who wears designer label copies

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Cheerio, cheers

Goodbye

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Chuff

To speak nonsense
To breatch heavily

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Cloakroom

Toilet

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Corking

Excellent
Splendit

USED OFTEN SARCASTICALLY

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Dead on

Exactly

"The meeting will start dead on 9:00"

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Digs

Long term rented accommodation in a private house, often used by students

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Dodgy

Suspicious; doubtful

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Elevenses

Morning coffee (tea) break

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Engages

Busy

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Fishmonger

A person that sells fish

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Floor

First floor = ground floor

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Fortnight

Two weeks

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Grotty

Unpleasant

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Hoover

A vacuum cleaner

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Jolly

Verry (its jolly hard work)
Happy

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Kick the bucket

Die

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Lay-in

To sleep in

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Macintosh

Raincoat

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Manky

Dirty and very used

Feeling ill, rough, out of sorts

Rotten

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Newsagent

A shop which sells only newspaper

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Nick

To steal

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Nipper

A young boy, kid

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Over the moon

Very pleased

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Pear-shaped

Expression used to indicate that something has hone horribly wrong with a person's plans

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Peckish

Hungry

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Pillock

Useless or stupid person

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Pitch

A playing field

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Prat

A derogatery term for someone stupid or foolish

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Prise

To pull two things apart

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Shirty

Angry; bad tempered

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Spend a penny

To go to the toilet

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Suss out

To figure something out, to investigate

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Vacant

The state a lavatory is in when it is not engaged

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Wash up

Dishes - not hands and face

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A-levels

An exam which is the second part of the General Certificate of Education needed in order to attend thr university