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Glosso’s advent: Baubles of Britishisms – Happy Chrimbo!

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Day 25

A Chrimbo A-to-Zed of Britishisms:

On this day of Father Christmas coming from Lapland, bread sauce, mince pies, Christmas pudding, and pantomimes, let’s celebrate the lingo of Blighty. Happy Christmas, and God save The Queen!

Ace, aggro, any road, argue the toss

Belt up, bent as a nine-bob note, bespoke, bits ‘n’ bobs, blag, bloke, bloody hell, (well) blow me down (with a feather), Bob’s your uncle, boffin, bog roll, bog-standard, bollocks, bottoms up!, brass neck, brassed off, bumf, bung it in Continue reading

Glosso’s advent: Baubles of Britishisms – Dec 19


Day 19
Spend a penny.

“Brad Pitt gave a local war hero the red carpet treatment when he invited him to a screening of his latest film. Peter Comfort from Ripple, Dover, had helped the world-famous actor get into character for the blockbuster, called Fury. … Pitt turned to the 91-year-old for advice when filming in Hertfordshire. Mr Comfort said: “They wanted a lot of information to make it accurate and fired a lot of questions at me. Luckily there weren’t any questions I didn’t know the answer to. They wanted to know where we slept, where we spent a penny, the living conditions and what it was like in action, so I told them.” — Dover Express, 23 Oct 2014

To pee. A reference to coin-operated pay toilets, which used to charge that sum before decimalization.

Going to see my aunt
Going to see a man about a dog
Take a slash