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| English Slang 2

Posted by admin at 2005, September 21, 9:02 PM
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As promised, here is another installment of our light hearted look at English Slang. When a word is indicated by a '*' it means that it is not in common usage nowadays in England, but once was. Oftentimes, slang comes around in phases so one word might not be used now but in future it may be. This often depends on popular media such as movies and newspapers who have been responsible for the use of mane slang phrases over the years.Airy-fairy - lacking in strength, weak. 'Don't give me that airy-fairy excuse! Hand your homework in on time! 'Aggro - Aggressive behaviour, troublemaking. 'Don't be so aggro, we can work this out.'Airhead - A silly person, someone who doesn't think well. 'Why did she get that question wrong? She is such an airhead! 'Alky / alkie - An alcoholic . 'My uncle is suc ...

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| English Slang 1

Posted by admin at 2005, September 21, 9:00 PM
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One common complaint made by those attempting to learn English is that there are too many slang words and words that cannot be understood or even found in the dictionary!Here is part one of the guide to English Slang!- Botched messed up, made worse.- 'He made a botched job of repairing the door - he completely botched it up'.- Bloke - man. 'Jon is a great bloke.'- Bottle - fortitude, courage. 'Do you have the bottle to tell her you like her?- Chucking it down - heavy or annoying rain. 'Oh no! It's chucking it down outside and I have to walk home!'- Chuffed - pleased, happy, proud. 'I feel chuffed to have passed my exam'- Cheesed Off - annoyed, fed up, angry. 'She was so cheesed off when she found out I had eaten all her chocolate!'- Daft - a little crazy, stupid. 'Sine is daft, she ju ...

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