Just compiling a list of British slang for you foreigners. Taken from this website: http://www.effingpot.com/slang.shtml. I’ve edited out the phrases that not many people use in the south, but if you want the full list it’s right here. Be warned though some of the terms are a bit out of date (as in only old people use them, for example “cor blimey”).
All right? - This is used a lot around London and the south to mean, “Hello, how are you”? You would say it to a complete stranger or someone you knew. The normal response would be for them to say “All right”? back to you. It is said as a question. Sometimes it might get expanded to “all right mate”? Mostly used by blue collar workers but also common among younger people.
Arse - This is a word that doesn’t seem to exist in America. It basically means the same as ass, but is much ruder. It is used in phrases like “pain in the arse” (a nuisance) or I “can’t be arsed” (I can’t be bothered) or you might hear something was “a half arsed attempt” meaning that it was not done properly.
Blatant - We use this word a lot to mean something is really obvious.
Bloody - One of the most useful swear words in English. Mostly used as an exclamation of surprise i.e. “bloody hell” or “bloody nora”. Something may be “bloody marvellous” or “bloody awful”. It is also used to emphasise almost anything, “you’re bloody mad”, “not bloody likely” and can also be used in the middle of other words to emphasise them. E.g. “Abso-bloody-lutely”! Americans should avoid saying “bloody” as they sound silly.
(1) At the outer rim there are “casual friends,” those people who you are always happy to see and they are happy to see you, but there is no investment beyond that.
(2) There are “buddies” who are the ones who just want to hang out/have fun. They’re the ones who come to your parties, go with you to movies, and want to know if you’re hosting a game or something else fun. Do not call these people when you move or need anything, they WILL disappoint you. You’ll notice that when they ask you for a favor it feels like an imposition.
(3) There are “good friends.” Sometimes not as fun as buddies but they are really, really good people and there is a mutually supportive energy that binds you. These are the people who can call you at odd hours to ask for a favor and you will happily do it. On some level you know that the favor/karma will be returned.
(4) Last but not least are “true friends,” the inner circle, the sanctum sanctorum. These are the people you marry or adopt in that “friends are family you can choose for yourself” sort of way. Sometimes they are harder to get along with than good friends because the investment is so deep and you expect/hope for so much from them. These are the relationships that make you say things like a bad day together is better than a good day apart. Sometimes you’re downright inseparable.
It’s actually scary how accurate that is. Sadly I’m currently lacking 3 and 4.
Ok so this happened like a week or so ago. BUT, I got a uni place ^_^
I finally have something to look forward to. Hopefully I’ll meet a lot of awesome people there. I’m hoping as it’s an art uni the people their wont all be party animals like they seem to be at college. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I like Parties but getting completely rat faced just isn’t my thing. Let’s just say I hope the people are uni are more like the people I talk to on the net. It would be awesome to meet some people like that IRL.
This probably sounds pretty stupid but honest to god Street Fighter IV taught me a life lesson. Being a speaker of the English language I had always heard of the phrase ‘practice makes perfect’ I’m prety sure everybody has but I never REALLY believed in it. I mean I knew you had to practice at at something to be good at it but it really took until Street Fighter IV for something to demonstrate this to me so vividly. I really saw myself imporve. Well you can see for yourself here. Me when I first started playing and me now. Shame I didn’t find math fun enough to spend 600 hours practicing it as well eh? Haha.
I swear everytime I hear the Final Fantasy XIII battle music I do this
Maybe it’s just because I’m completely amazed by the universe and the possibilty of what exists in it but this fantastic piece of work is really something special.