British Lingo - It's A Thing. How Many Of These Words Do You Know?

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Do you know about British lingo?

The lingo in Britain is pretty fun when you know what you are talking about! How much British lingo do you know about?

 Nov 13, 2018

1 of 18Pick an answer!

If you're "All mouth and no trousers" what does that mean?
You never wear pants
You gossip too much
You're all talk and no action

2 of 18Pick an answer!

If you choose to avoid an "Argy-bargy", what are you avoiding?
Dieting
Argument
Theft

3 of 18Pick an answer!

If your boss is "Bent as a nine-bob note" then he is what?
Lazy
Reserved
Corrupt

4 of 18Pick an answer!

According to her professor, her essay received a "Blinding" score!
Excellent
Terrible

5 of 18Pick an answer!

You need a "plaster" if you have a ___.
Hole in your dry wall
Cut or scrape
Cover unwanted graffiti

6 of 18Pick an answer!

If you can pick him up from school on time, then you're a real "Corker"!
An open-minded person
A temperamental person
An outstanding person

7 of 18Pick an answer!

It appears that Denise's is a total "Damp Squib"!
An athletic person
An intelligent scholar
A total failure

8 of 18Pick an answer!

You should never "Earwig" on someone's phone call!
Question about
Eavesdrop
Hang up

9 of 18Pick an answer!

If you are looking for "Eating Irons", what are you looking for?
Food spices
Eating utensils
Clothing iron

10 of 18Pick an answer!

If someone is a "Wanker" they are ___.
Intelligent
An idiot
Unrealistic

11 of 18Pick an answer!

If you are being questioned by "The Fuzz", who is questioning you?
School principal
The police
Your parents

12 of 18Pick an answer!

If Tom is feeling "Skived", what is he feeling?
Grossed out
Extremely exhausted
Lazy

13 of 18Pick an answer!

If you have plans to go out and you decide to "Chat up", you are planning to ___.
Flirt
Not socialize
Make a new friend

14 of 18Pick an answer!

What do British people call their TV sets?
Story Tune
Box
The Telly

15 of 18Pick an answer!

In Britain, what would an argument over politics be called?
Kertiffle
Kerfuffle
Kerjunkle

16 of 18Pick an answer!

What would a snobby individual be called in Britain?
Naft
Nag
Nob

17 of 18Pick an answer!

Another word for fries is ____.
Slender potatoes
Fingers
Chips

18 of 18Pick an answer!

If "it`s monkeys outside" then it is ___.
Warm
The perfect temperature
Freezing
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Ever had a conversation while standing on Britain's soil? There are certain words and phrases used between British people that aren't really used anywhere else! "Do one's nut" means to become really angry, upset, or enraged. "Fence" is a person who deals in stolen property or a person who is willing to pawn off stolen property to a buyer. "Go to Spare" means to become angry, frustrated, distressed, or enraged, very similar to "Do one's nut"! Some of these words and phrases are quite odd to an American or person who isn't from Britain. "Hard Cheese" is an expression people use to describe bad luck while the word "honk" is what you might call it if you throw up or vomit all over the place! "Ivories" are a word used to reference teeth, piano keys, or dice while "jock" is a nice nickname for a friend, rather than calling them dude or buddy. Some of these words and phrases seem catchy and seem as though they could possibly catch on in other places outside of Britain! British lingo is definitely a thing and knowing your way through a conversation that includes a lot of this lingo or slang can be really helpful! John C. Calhoun, an American statesman spoke of Britain by saying, "There is but one nation on the globe from which we have anything serious to apprehend, but that is the most powerful that now exists or ever did exist. I refer to Great Britain." Take this quiz and see how you do!