Very British Things
Trip Start Dec 01, 2008
43Trip End May 21, 2009
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Cheers! - It means thank you. British people like to thank you a lot so sometimes they'll say "Cheers, thank you, cheers."
lovely - overused kind of like the word "nice." that meal was lovely. you are lovely. everything is lovely. Major different here is that you do not have to be female or gay to say it all the time.
sawr - As in, I sawr them the other day. British people like to add r's onto the ends of random words.
fag - cigarette
crisps - potato chips, note that potato chips are their own food category coming in flavors like steak and onion, prawn cocktail, roasted chicken, mexican chili, and the yummiest, thai sweet chili.
chips - french fries
bangers and mash - sausage and mashed potatoes. you wouldn't believe how many people just like to eat big sausages for lunch.
veg - an obnoxious abbreviation for vegetable. generally, in pub food, there is one. take it or leave it.
cab sav - another annoying abbreviation. short for cabernet savignon.
the loo - toilet
shandy - a drink for old people or people who don't really like beer. you mix lemonade with beer.
a pint of your best bitter - what every old man who thinks he's "in the know" says at the pub. refers to the nasty old brewery bitter real ale. sometimes people complain that it's too cold or too carbonated.
way out - they don't have exits here. only ways out.
Mackers - the affectionate term for McDonald's
jelly - Jell-o
pudding - dessert. they don't know what actual pudding is.
sledging - sledding
pants - underwear
trousers - pants
cider - apple flavored, fizzy, usually slightly more alcoholic than beer. often known as the chick version of beer.
Cheerio! - actually sometimes said by very old very traditional men.