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I've been watching a lot of BBC America--shows like 'Green Wing,' 'At Home with Braithwaites,' 'Mile High.' Can my UK friends provide me with definitions for the terms below. Some I have an idea about based on the context in which they were used.

 

wanker, wankpot - one who plays with himself

sod - poop

sod off - like 'piss off' but to do so in the poopy sense

bullocks - ?

git - ?

 

quid - same as a British pound?

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I've been watching a lot of BBC America--shows like 'Green Wing,' 'At Home with Braithwaites,' 'Mile High.' Can my UK friends provide me with definitions for the terms below. Some I have an idea about based on the context in which they were used.

 

wanker, wankpot - one who plays with himself

sod - poop

sod off - like 'piss off' but to do so in the poopy sense

bullocks - ?

git - ?

 

quid - same as a British pound?

 

A sod is actually a piece of rolled up lawn turf, but it's also short for sodomiser!!

 

A bullock is a male cow, think you mean bollocks.

 

A git is someone being a little bit rotten.

 

And yes a quid is a pound.

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I've been watching a lot of BBC America--shows like 'Green Wing,' 'At Home with Braithwaites,' 'Mile High.' Can my UK friends provide me with definitions for the terms below. Some I have an idea about based on the context in which they were used.

 

wanker, wankpot - one who plays with himself

sod - poop

sod off - like 'piss off' but to do so in the poopy sense

bullocks - ?

git - ?

 

quid - same as a British pound?

 

A sod is actually a piece of rolled up lawn turf, but it's also short for sodomiser!!

 

A bullock is a male cow, think you mean bollocks.

 

A git is someone being a little bit rotten.

 

And yes a quid is a pound.

 

You'd say somebody is a right wanker if you don't like them. Often also put together as Fookin wanker. He's a fookin wanker - He really is a complete idiot.

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So what does "bollocks" mean? I know there was a Nirvana bootleg called Nevermind the Bollocks, so I was assuming it was a place where they performed. And how about "bugger" as in "bugger off"? I have same vague recollection of bugger being synonymous with sodomite.

 

Here's a word I'm 100% sure of. "Sheist" = :poop: in German

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Alright, this is really helpful. My wife (from the Philippines) and I have been watching a lot more British movies and movies with british actors and she's always asking me what the hell there saying (usually the curse words). No I can tell her. :P

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Alright, this is really helpful. My wife (from the Philippines) and I have been watching a lot more British movies and movies with british actors and she's always asking me what the hell there saying (usually the curse words). No I can tell her. :P

 

There seem to be a few experts on the boards so feel free to try some more.

 

My favourite mix up is the difference between US/UK for the word Fanny.

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I just came across this helpful link. Apparently "cobblers" is another word for "bollocks." I prefer "Bristols" me self.  :P

 

http://www.bbcamerica.com/britain/dictionary.jsp

 

 

Bristols is the slang for breasts, as is boobs, knockers, shirt potatoes & jubblies. :P

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MMMMMMMMMMMMMMM....Jubblies :tits:

 

I agree! Yum.

 

Me mate Spooner calls 'em Billies! I'm too polite for any of that nonsense though! <_<

 

I sometimes call them an entree, but that's just when I'm being rude.

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as of late I have been hearing Luton a lot..

I think it means Shit...anyone?

 

Certainly does Eric - Complete Shit to be exact or (adopting southern accent) a useless bunch of cants. :headbanger:

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as of late I have been hearing Luton a lot..

I think it means Shit...anyone?

 

Certainly does Eric - Complete Shit to be exact or (adopting southern accent) a useless bunch of cants. :headbanger:

:rofl2:

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as of late I have been hearing Luton a lot..

I think it means Shit...anyone?

 

Certainly does Eric - Complete Shit to be exact or (adopting southern accent) a useless bunch of cants. :headbanger:

It's nice to have confirmation that I've been using it in the right context.

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