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Colloquialisms from the UK..... (1017 views)


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I am interested in the way you speak in Scotland, Ireland, England...etc The expressions that you use that Americans have never heard. Things that you say to each other every day. Tell us some of them...like one i swiped from "obsolete expressions"..."Away n boil yer heid" or.."In the ketchup" ...or ""I need to spend a penny"...Most of us came from Europe....but we've lost the idioms. Tell us things you or your grandparents said.


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@bondojoe geggy bottle


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@chaseyerself No idea!


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@bondojoe i dont know how or if u would get it , but its a glass bottle of ginger


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@bondojoe is yer cat deed


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@chaseyerself It's like a foriegn language. My grandparents were one generation removed from Scotland, and often I didin't know what THEY meant!


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@chaseyerself ur trousers are to short on u lol


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@chaseyerself You're too tall?


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away and boil yer heid smiley that comes from scotland smiley us scots have a habit of spelling words the way they sound when we say them smiley smiley smiley

to other people, if on chat for example its mykee and myself chatting it looks like a foreign language smiley smiley
but as most of use get to know our LINGO use get to know what we are saying smiley

we have loads of expressions but i would be here from ever if i had to say them ,but i wil give a few and for a laugh let use guess if use know or think what they mean smiley


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@chaseyerself Stop by every once in a while, and tell us one!


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"Gertcha" (mostly obsolete)

Used in the same way we use 'ffs' now.

You don't really hear it that much anymore but it's still used by a few of us Southerners.


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@DemandingFemale I remember my grandparents saying strange things... I assumed that they had to come from somewhere! Tell us whatever you want to, whenever you want to.


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put it ben in the scullery not used as much as years ago but stil about


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@chaseyerself LOL! You'll have to tell us what it means, too!


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@bondojoe @chaseyerself We called it the kitchenet lol


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@torrac the utility room if u want to be a rite snooty get lol


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@bondojoe put that in the kitchen hahaha
thats something my gran would say lol


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@chaseyerself was the et bit that got me an why ye not putting your nick name in the mix? lol


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@torrac everyone already knows about my user name


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@chaseyerself Just askin but did you put here you gaun... in front of it?


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“Bob’s your Uncle”

An exclamation used to signify that success is guaranteed or you’re all set.

"Screw these pieces of wood together, and Bob's your uncle - you've got a new table."

"To play a DVD, put the disc in, press play, and Bob's your uncle"


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@DemandingFemale I've heard that one..do you know how it started?


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@bondojoe It started after our then Prime Minister Robert Cecil appointed his nephew as Chief Secretary for Ireland (late 1880s) Nepotism. YaY!

Robert = Bob


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@DemandingFemale That's Amazing!...


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@DemandingFemale fannys ur aunty


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@chaseyerself When I was younger we used to say

"Bob's your uncle, Fanny's your aunt, and if your Nan had bollocks she'd be your Grandad" LOL


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@DemandingFemale hahahahaha thats the same saying with us


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Never shove your granny when she's shaving.


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@Crutchbender That is just good solid advice whatever the weather.


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@Crutchbender No IDEA what that means!


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@bondojoe Me neither.


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Queer as a nine bob note.


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More tea Vicar?


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Meat and two veg.


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Ye talkin tae me or chewin a brick smiley

please speak clearly you muppet


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@torrac I get it!


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Give me a tinkle.


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@Crutchbender Phone call?


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@bondojoe Correct.

Give us a tinkle on the blower means... give me phone call.


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@Crutchbender Or "I'll give you a bell"


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She's popped her clogs.


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@Crutchbender Good one!


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On it like a car bonnet.


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Lovely-Jubbly


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The Geezer is doing donkey's years at Her Majesty's Pleasure for throwing a wobbly with his ball and chain leaving her brown bread.

Translated: That man is serving many years in jail for getting mad with his wife and leaving her dead.


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"Gie'us a swatch ov yer fanny" LOL!


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@DemandingFemale I think I got that one!


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@DemandingFemale want a feel ae ma hum awws


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@DemandingFemale shes like a broken gate on a windy day she swings both ways , fur coat nae knickers


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@DemandingFemale shes like a broken gate on a windy day she swings both ways , fur coat nae knickers


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Nae danger

I'm not doing that.


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@torrac fly way the craws ye get sh*t way the craws


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@chaseyerself All of you...please leave an AMERICAN interpretation! LOL!


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@bondojoe a wouldnt ride her into a battle or take her to dog fight her face is like a well skelpt arse


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@bondojoe am goin for a brat pitt


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@chaseyerself LOL! Well whateer it is, I hope you get it!


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@bondojoe a brad pitt = a sh*t or poo that brown stuff that comes out ur ass lol

and i wasnt being serious i was trying to put it in a way it would make sense rather than just brad pitt haha


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@chaseyerself Ye play silly games ye win silly prizes. where may I ask are you fae def west coast there has been nae kens lol


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@torrac yer rite am fae the west side and i dinae ken anyone that speaks like that not even the bairns haha


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@torrac lavy head


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@chaseyerself hawf the lies ye tell are tru lol an byesy baw have you seen a film called one day removals? if not watch it I swear you you will wet yersell laughing east coast but funny as f"ck,tell what you think TC smiley


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@torrac no av never heard ae it but al check it out see if its as funny as ur sayn 👍
wer u fae then? since ur replyn in a scottish language lol


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@chaseyerself the Vale Balloch Loch Lomond kinda West Dunbartonshire


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Fir whit's fur ye will no go behind ye

sh"t will happen.


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@torrac We use the same one, but it's meant as what's meant for you will not pass you by as in the good will find you. lol What a difference!


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Never heard of that word (Colloquialism) before, still learning lol.


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Bun in the oven.


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@PureVodka🍺 Your Freudian slip's showing, Something weighing on your mind there? smiley


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@saxon901 What or you trying to say lol.


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@PureVodka🍺 You're the first male pregnancy???


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@RAVENOUSbird 14 Hour labour, then boom, all at once [SPOILER] smiley


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@PureVodka🍺 Awww, they look just like their daddy/mum. lol


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haud yer horses

please stop just now.


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Et the head off of ya.

Give ya a bollocking.

Look at ya like ya got 10 heads on ya.


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@RAVENOUSbird Very descriptive!


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@bondojoe They mean (in order)

Yell at you and give you a piece of their mind;

Same as above, but with profanity;

Give you a look like your absolutely stark, raving mad as a hatter.


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@RAVENOUSbird LOL! I think I have been on the receiving end of those.


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Some old favourites; shickered=very drunk; face like a busted sandshoe; if his brains were dynamite he couldn't blow his hat off; if it was a snake it would have bitten you=to someone who can't see for looking; if he moved any slower he'd be going backwards; too lazy to get out of one's own way; wouldn't work in an iron lung; if you wanted to drive me crazy let me out, I can walk from here; looking like she's been dragged through a hedge backwoods; done up to the nines; came in looking like the wreck of the "Hesperus"; running around like a chook with its head cut off; couldn't fight their way out of a wet paper bag; couldn't get a f*** in a brothel; tall and skinny=long drink of cold water; wimp=big girl's blouse; face as long as a wet week; thick as two short planks; as welcome as a poke in the eye with a blunt stick; sharp as a tack=bright, smart; flat as a tack=tired, weary, dispirited; cute as a button; too big for his britches; to have tickets on oneself=boastful; wouldn't know if their own hair was on fire=not self aware, inattentive see also away with the faeries; dingo=betrayer esp. of a mate; the only thing that comes from sitting on the fence is splinters in the a***; got the wrong end of the stick=misunderstood. smiley


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Floothered = drunk


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Just looking over the comments, is it me or as someone (from the looks of it) downvoted all of them?


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@PureVodka🍺 Wot.

You're not serious are you?

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@PureVodka🍺 I think you're right. A few of my comments has 1 vote now they've got 0. Very weird to downvote stuff that has no real agenda.


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@Crutchbender I've got threads from over 18 month back where people seem to have downvoted (HATERS) anyone that has replied to them to get at me.
Think someone has been doing the same to @bondojoe threads.
Has i've said in some threads...they will not wake up feeling any better...


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@Crutchbender Honestly, I try my best to be polite and helpful and even back-peddle to explain anything that could be misunderstood and that downvote still happens. I think it's someone who just has nothing better to do.


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Many a mickle mak' a muckle


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@Nobend That's confused me!


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@bondojoe It's a Scottish term that basically means 'many little things add up to a large one'


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"Haven't got a pot to piss in"...when you are broke.

Bostin...tends to mean "I am good thanks"

Car be arsed..."Can't be bothered"

These are from middle England


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Any craic?

Divel a bit.

(Anything new going on?)

(Nothing at all.)


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goin take ur face for a sh*te


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To be fair I think there should be a separate thread solely for the Scottish since everything they say is not English or proper.


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@Crutchbender LOL! I don't know if you are serious, or just being mean to the Scottish! I have no way of knowing, because I don't understand the language.


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@bondojoe I'm not Scottish and I find it quite easy to understand, but I've loads of Scottish friends.


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@RAVENOUSbird But is Crutchbender being mean, or is he serious?!


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@bondojoe I didn't take him up in the least bit as being mean.

I think either you have an ear for it, or you don't.

Plenty of people don't understand the Irish when we speak, either.

No harm, no foul. smiley


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@RAVENOUSbird You could say he was just being a bit of a dobber lol

j/k *kiss*


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@DemandingFemale or a tadger or a bellend or ball buster or just a total tosser hahaha


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@bondojoe Just means you haven't drunk enough of it yet.


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Hawf the lies ye tell ur true

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