What’s a pregnant camel called
I was thinking today, for some reason, about the words git and twit, two ancient playground insults which are seldom heard today.
A git, I was solemnly told, means ‘a pregnant camel’ while a twit is a pregnant goldfish.
What are some UK slang words
Below are a few more commonly used British slang words!balls-up — a messed up situation.wazzock — an idiot.legless — extremely drunk.miffed — upset or offended.knackered — tired and exhausted.gobby — being a loud mouth and/or offensive.collywobbles — a feeling of acute nervousness.tosh — nonsense.More items…
Why is bloody a bad word in England
It seems more likely, according to Rawson, that the taboo against the word arose secondarily, perhaps because of an association with menstruation. The Oxford English Dictionary prefers the theory that it arose from aristocratic rowdies known as “bloods”, hence “bloody drunk” means “drunk as a blood”.
What does simp mean
simp (plural simps) (slang) A simple person lacking common sense; a fool or simpleton. (slang, by extension) Someone who is not worthy of respect.
What’s a pregnant fish called
twit [twit] noun: A “pregnant goldfish”; which is impossible. Some species of fish do give birth to live young (e.g. guppies and some species of shark), but goldfish, like all cyprinids lay eggs.
What is a Pillock
Noun. pillock (plural pillocks) (Britain, mildly derogatory, slang) a stupid or annoying person; simpleton; fool.
What is the British slang for girl
bintA You’re right: bint is British slang for a woman or girl, but it is always disparaging and offensive and signals the user as lower class and unrefined. It’s also now rather dated.
What is a get in British slang
“get” and “git” are slang words used to refer to a person who is judged to be inferior. The word is usually preceded by an adjective that informs the reason why the person is perceived to be inferior. e.g. “stupid get”, “old get”, “useless get”. Usually it is used to refer to a third person who is not present.
Is Prat a swear word in England
According to Oxford Dictionaries, we started using “prat” to mean idiot in 1960, but before that, it was a 16th century word for buttocks. So when you call someone a prat, you’re also calling them an arse. This is another delightful description of someone who’s painfully stupid.
What does fit mean British slang
Fit (adj) So, in the UK fit doesn’t just mean that you go to the gym a lot. Fit is a way of saying that a person is attractive, or sexy.
What does Bullocks mean in the UK
(used with a singular or plural verb)British Slang: Vulgar. rubbish; nonsense; claptrap (often used as an interjection).
What does Pratt mean in England
a stupid or foolish personBritish. : a stupid or foolish person.
How do you say shut up in British
Belt up – For some reason I heard this quite a lot as a kid. It’s the British for shut up.