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    Default Share your favourite slang and dialect words here!

    I'm a big fan of the development of language, and get a kick out of hearing of the latest and oddest dialect words and slang. Many of these are day to day normal usage for those of us spread around the world - but will seem odd, even alien, to those who don't hear them.

    In particular, I'm not in North America, so I'm missing out on words. CzeCze genuinely had to explain to me what a homie was! (or is that homey!)

    So share your favourites here... those local words and phrases that will make us smile. It may even mean that some of us get to understand what the young'uns are talking about.

    Here's a couple to get us started :

    When I grew up, my sister and I often fought over who would get to eat the noggy. That's the piece of bread at the end of a loaf.

    At the moment, the latest slang for me here is to use "scooby" for not understanding something. It's cockney rhyming slang, scooby doo -> clue (as in, not having one).

    So go on, entertain us with your slang and dialect words!

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    Years ago in TX when I was dating my husband, we got stuck out in the ice. It was the middle of the night and back then no cell phones. Some nice people let us use their phone. My husband got really frustrated looking in their phone book for a "tow truck" and not finding any, when he vented about it, I said "uh, did you look under 'wreckers?'" Sure enough, tow trucks were listed under "wreckers."

    He's from up north, this just blew him away, he never got over it.

    I am an obsessive viewer of shows like "Are You Being Served?" and "Keeping up Appearances", as "Time Goes By." I always have to translate for other people watching them.

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    In my family we use these two gems, which I suspect originate in Ireland:

    eejit - "idiot"
    arrah - "oh well / whatever / never you mind / big deal"

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    fucktard (does that count?)

    heart, Keeping Up Appearances is one of my favorite shows!
    Time is a delicate mistress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana View Post
    In my family we use these two gems, which I suspect originate in Ireland:

    eejit - "idiot"
    arrah - "oh well / whatever / never you mind / big deal"
    The former I've heard a lot from the Irish.

    The latter I hadn't but I found this definition :

    "An unmeaning expletive, frequently used by the vulgar Irish."

    Oh dear, maybe you have some vulgar ancestry

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    I say "Dude" and "Bro" a lot IRL. I also use "fucktard", and after reading an entry in ByMySwords blog, I picked up "Douche-cock", in fact I used on someone just earlier today.

    It's been a long one.

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    Cluster F* is one I am familiar with

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    'sif.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grayscale View Post
    'sif.
    What's it mean? Is that "As if!"... a sorta vague denial?

    Oh.. and here's another one.

    "Jammy".... which means lucky, in a warm way. "You dropped that bottle of beer, and didn't spill any? You are so jammy!"

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    it means "as if"... sort-of like "whatever"

    i learned it from an aussie

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