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What new bit of language are you hearing at the moment? We want to hear words and phrases, with definitions and where it's being used. We're interested in marketing speak, stuff from kids in playgrounds etc.

(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 14:00)
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poor chickens
'trout on a bit of string' concerning the vulnerability of girls to the media. The context being 'you'd wear a trout on a bit of string if so and so told you to'.

ferschizzle
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 15:33, Reply)
though never used in conversation
i gotta go take a wicked yes.

(refering to French oui)
im addicted to famiy guy
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 15:29, Reply)
"Tweenagers"
Marketing speak for the kiddies with too much of the "i want or i'm gonna start screaming".......

"and this product is aimed at the tweenager market"... ARGHHHHHHH!

Plus me and the boss at my pub tend to yell "Beetroot" at each other while we're working followed by an impression of aforementioned root..... well, it keeps us happy and confuses the customers...... tho we've recently moved on to other vegetable matter......

sane, honestly....
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 15:23, Reply)
"Flick the bean"
Need I say any more. Heard it for the first time off my flat mate the other day, could be a northern saying. That'll teach me to live with women.

If you still haven't got it only women can have there bean flicked.
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 15:23, Reply)
...
minky = good looking

gobbles = any friend (eg "hello gobbles")
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 15:17, Reply)
more slang..
John Smiths revenge.... the beer shits.
Slightly merry, that means pissed as twat.
We also use the phrase psychedelic yodelling to describe the after effects of getting slightly merry and having too much falling down water (booze!)
Adam's ale or council pop also seems to have returned to local slang to describe water.
We've used the phrase Chud or Chuddie to describe chewing gum for years, yet someone I know from Hull refers to having a chud or chudding as going for a crap.Didn't half confuse him when I said anyone got any chud?
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 15:16, Reply)
jazz means to toss one off in these halls
which makes me more afraid yet curious about jazz clubs, jazz themed nights and jazz fm.

and of course jazz instruments.
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 15:16, Reply)
Slang..
Nesh seems to have returned, meaning soft or soppy, th's nesh tha is.
Like your bird.... a reply to something derogatory ie: You're stupid... yeak, like your bird.
A bit Graham or a bit Norton.... means someone who bats for the opposition, as in he looks a bit graham (or gay if you like!)
Ho's clothes the sort of clothing young clubbers tend to wear...short and skimpy.
My personal fave at the mo is M&M's, I work in a call centre and if you ask someone how their days going, if their having a bad 'un they'll say 'I've been talking to m&m's all day'. It mean Muppets and Morons.
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 15:12, Reply)
Hairy
...or 'hairy muff'. We use it to mean 'fair enough'.
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 15:10, Reply)
This is a little weird, but...
"ghurr.. ezzay cammo niyah" is what I say when I can't think of what to say. I also say "Nysen noissen nysen" when someone tells me something I don't agree with, and "ezack-snack-shinoik-c'nack!" is what I shout when something strange and unexpected happens and I don't know what to do.

I know, I'm strange.
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 15:02, Reply)
In the north
we have the term "pikeys Wedding" to describe a not inconsiderable fight.
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 14:57, Reply)
Fliggert
is a personal favourite

as is

nuggets.
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 14:55, Reply)
Glasgow has a few
but some of the nescessaries;

Ned - scummy teenager, burberry baseball cap on, trousers tucked into socks.
Yer Maw - an answer to everything you dont know how to answer (ie, "i really think you should start washing more often" "yer maw"
will think of more
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 14:52, Reply)
butters, or late, or long
means bad, whilst nang is good.
bear nang, is very good, whilst bear late really isn't very good at all.
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 14:45, Reply)
Since the forties...
Used to highlight something odd or unusual.
An example being "havent seen a girl that fat since the forties!". Not sure where it came from but my uni mates use it loads
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 14:45, Reply)
Rinsing
to take the piss - to be rinsed/ to have the piss take out of you.


oldie but goodie...'bung' or bungie' (meaning a rubber or eraser)...we used that when I was at a posh prep school e.g. 'pass the bungie' 'stop throwing your bungie, Smith Major!'....smith major would be the eldest smith child - still jump a mile if someone barks 'major' after my surname.

and another piece of playground yelling...'quiz!' meaning 'who wants this which I am holding?' to which you reply 'ego!' while waving your hands up in the air (trans. me! pick me! I want that digestive!) 'parently its latin...bloody public schools
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 14:40, Reply)
down
here in the westcountry. a popular phrase with which to describe taking a crap, is to "negociate the release of the chocolate hostages". kids these days eh.
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 14:36, Reply)
Procrastinating
Procrastinating is the term we use for that pastime.
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 14:28, Reply)
Releasing the demons
appaently is, well, err, *fwap* *fwap* *fwap*
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 14:23, Reply)
Toot toot
basically it means 'i would'
the kind of girl you would toot your car horn at
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 14:22, Reply)
"Thrombers"
What the kids in class get, when they use Easyjet to go on school holiday.
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 14:20, Reply)
Binting.
A term for the activities of friends (normally male) who are off with a significant other (normally female) when they should be out with you, their mates.

e.g. "Where's Tom?" "He's off binting."
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 14:19, Reply)
"Safe"
Used by pkiey kids mostly. I think it means great, fashionable, ok, thanks, etc.

Ya like me' new trainaz?
yeh, they are safe!
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 14:18, Reply)
Slang Survey
Alright, among the phrases my friends and I use:

"Cough Cough"-means, basically akward moment
"Nudge nudge"-pretty much same use as in the monty python sketch
"The Pinkie" (hand signal)-Means "Fork you", performed by making a fist and raising only your pinkie
"Splunge"-Means, you can't decide between yes or no
"Flying Tie Dye Monkeys"-We're not quite sure WHAT this means, but we use it quite often
"Igsnore"-The worst insult in the world, but nobody knows what the heck it means.
"Spam"-means "Sh**" or "Fu**", depending on it's context.
And of course, various Radioactive things. I think we watch a bit too much monty python...
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 14:18, Reply)
Mad as a window
I don't know how mad a window really is, but it's amusing nontheless.
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 14:16, Reply)
To follow through while farting is to
"shoot the hostage", apparently.
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 14:13, Reply)
"Rough as toast"
I have no idea what it means, but my flatmate from Halifax says it.

Oh, and upon leaving a shop, most likely with stolen goods, the more discrening ghetto child will say "Hoods up, dip out".
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 14:10, Reply)
"Bummin' it hard"
means to really strive for something. Really go for it. Doing something a lot and/or with passion.
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 14:09, Reply)
here in kentucky
people use the word "bank" to mean "lots of money"
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 14:08, Reply)
the phrase "wogged up"
is one that turned my head recently... I heard some local scallies up here in York saying it. It appears to mean the same as "f**ked up", and they don't seem to be aware of the racist connotations!
(, Sun 1 Feb 2004, 14:08, Reply)

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