Have you ever hung out with a British friend and laughed along with the joke, but just didn’t quite get it? You two may technically speak the same language, but when they use British slang it all goes out of the door.
Well, here are the main British slang phrases that I’m sure sounded like gibberish at the time but will now become crystal clear:
I’m not being funny but…- not to be rude, a precursor to an insult to soften the blow usually
Lost the plot – gone crazy
Cheers –an informal thank you
Quid – 1 unit of currency
Taking the pee/mick – mocking, taking advantage of someone
Sorry – very casually used, doesn’t always mean an apology
Dodgy – suspicious
Sick – Cool
Deep – Can mean either harsh or profound
Everything but the kitchen sink = every resource possible was used
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Sources: BBC America, Urban Dictionary, Anglotopia
Siobhan R.// SMC Editor
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