Hey popcorns! 🍿
Before we begin THIS IS NOT A TAG. Yes, I am breaking my own
totally unprepared tag week rules, now we can continue!
Me and El @ Elated Books, a talented book blogger whose blog design is AMAZING and whose posts never fail to make me smile, did a buddy read of Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins and there was a lot me and El had to say about it so you can check out my review and/or El’s review, those links will take you straight to Goodreads. I’m all about making life simple for you all 😂
In the book Sweet Evil, there was a character called Kai who was supposedly ‘British’ but it was extremely obvious to me and El that the author had literally googled British slang (this book was published in 2008 might I add) without taking part in any proper research.
To commemorate our buddy read we decided to do a post all about our extremely comedic reactions to British slang words that are common in this day and age. We had a massive chat on Google Hangouts but El has been very lovely end done lots of editing of our conversation so you get the good bits and not lots of off topic conversations
which we did a lot 😉 I’ve also formatted it out in texting format so it’s easier to follow too!
You can find our reactions/strories to the other words by reading El’s collab post (please make sure do that because I’m sure it’s going to be 10 times more amazing then mine! 😆)
Now sit back, relax and enjoy!! ❤
A: Alrighty at least here’s one. Isn’t it like the new thing to say ‘calm’ and ‘safe’
E: Let’s start with calm (god I keep writing clam) then & since it was ur idea u can lead 😉(definitely not an excuse what u saying??)
A: Sounds good! Wait I’m leading?
A: Okay so I’m reacting to the word calm?
E: Yesssss take the floor Amber!
A: Perfect! Okay I feel like there’s pressure here like I’m in a group chat or something.
E: Umhmm we’re all gonna judge u – me & all the demon gargoyle spirits hanging around persuading u to the dark side
A: I always remember when my friends told me about the word ‘calm’ and what it meant and every time we did something I’d keep saying ‘oh yeah it’s calm’ and once we were ordering some food and the cashier person told me how much change I was getting and I was like ‘it’s calm’ and she just stared at me for a really long time and it was hilarious 😂
A: I literally said it so much because I thought it was just such a weird word to use!
E: Oops 😂 Yh sometimes I say stuff to adults forgetting they have no clue what I’m talking about
A: Exactly! I never say it now though, it just sounds weird whenever I try to say it to sound ‘in’ 😂
E: I don’t think I’ve ever actually said calm (maybe I’m just not a chill enough person 😔) but I’ve definitely heard it around
E: So hey Amber ur obviously cooler than me
A: Awh no!! I only use it in a jokey way.
A: Haha I’m the furthest from cool you can get!
A: Like we’re talking regions away from cool 😂
E: I am a whole continent away from cool
E: Maybe even 2
A: That’s pretty hard to beat but I’m a galaxy away from cool.
E: I would keep going but I literally do not know enough about space quantities
A: Me neither, moving on to the next word..
A: Oh god.
A: I HATE THIS.
E: Haha 😅
A: Especially when guys say:
A: She’s so peng
A: I meant I hate this word sorry 😂
A: Like bring back classy guys please
E: Ngl I say it in my head a lot 😂 like when I’m scrolling through insta & see someone pretty BUT rest assured I’d never say it out loud unironically
A: Really?! It’s because you live in London, you guys are all slangy 😆
E: WE SPANGLY
E: It’s something that I never said & then everyone at school used it so much & here we are
A: I guess I just find it kinda unspecific? Like the word peng: what does it mean? When you call someone gorgeous or stunning it means they look nice you know
E: Speaking of: another word on here is fit
E: Which is so much nicer to say but I don’t rlly say it?
A: OMG I HAVE SO MUCH TO SAY FOR THIS ONE
A: FIRST OF ALL, fit actually means someone who works out a lot. I don’t know who the heck made fit a compliment but whoever did
A: I feel like I can’t say to people ‘I like feeling fit’ because some idiot changed it to meaning eye candy
A: Don’t be eye candy, be soul food 🙂
E: YESSSS my new motto
E: it’s like saying I’m rlly hot & then ppl look at u funny
A: Exactly!! I just really wish someone could take it back 😂
E: I mean I do get where it originated from bc like ppl with fit bodies but 🤷
A: True, true
A: I just find the way guys speak to girls so offensive now, it’s all about how you look and if you look good then you look good for them, apparently you’re not allowed to look good for yourself
A: Sorry small rant there about pretty much the whole race of males
A: Well maybe it’s just teenagers
E: Hmm ppl in art class where playing smash or pass in like YEAR 8
A: In their dreams.
E: I’m like I wouldn’t wanna smash u either love
A: HAHA! El you just said love, you are British
A: Kai would love you 😂
E: Hehe demon boy come to me *grabby hands*
E: Ooo while we’re here let’s talk about Love 😂
A: Like love?
A: Like the meaning of love?
A: *a force from above*
A: Just me who knows that song?
E: Wait what is it? It’s tugging at smth in my brain
A: Just finding the music video
A: No it’s the song that goes
A: THE POWER OF LOVEEE
A: A force from aboveee
A: Imagine me in karaoke
A: Frankie Goes To Hollywood
A: Honestly lucky Frankie
A: I would kill to go to Hollywood!!
E: Huh never heard of it or maybe I have idk
E: WAIT I LISTENED & I DO KNOW IT
A: THE POWER OF LOVEEE
A: A force from above!!
E: Wait we never talked about love um to sum it up I say it ironically or when I’m mad at a person I’ll be like well how I used it above 😂
A: Really?! I do get you but I would usually say hun instead
A: It must be the spangly Londoners
E: Hun is kinda American so 👀
A: I hope you have the word ‘sick’ on your list
E: I do not – sick is like American right? But if u wanna amber rant go for it now’s ur chance
A: SICK IS GROSS SO WHY DO PEOPLE SAY ‘that’s sick’ BECAUSE SICK IS WHEN SOMEONE BRINGS BACK UP DIGESTED FOOD.
A: Once someone said that’s sick when they were talking about something
A: So I said you’re sick as in you’re gross
A: And he said thanks
A: And then I face palmed 😂
E: That’s one thing I don’t get sick can mean like that’s disgusting but it can also mean cool???
A: Yep it’s like ulterior meanings, I use it when I mean disgusting.
A: Like if someone didn’t flush the toilet I’d be like that’s sick
A: That was a weird example!!
A: Me every time I walk into public toilets though
E: Next word I wanna stop talking about toilets & vomiting
A: I’m sorry and for sure!
A: My mum just asked me to watch tv with her and I was like ‘I’m having a meeting here’
A: Where we talk about our favourite Haribos, very professional 😂
E: Hehe yes I’m a very important businesss person (who can’t spell business apparently)
A: You sure are haha we understand the spelling struggles 😅
E: Butters which is kinda a lil old but still
A: What does that mean?
E: Ok I’m waiting for another Amber ‘beauty expectations suck’ rant bc it means ugly 😂
A: Oh no okay moving in 😂
A: Wait I’m not moving in!
A: Stupid autocorrect
A: I’m moving on
E: BEAUTY EXPECTATIONS ARE BUTTERS
A: Wait what?
A: Is that what butters means?
E: No no amber it’s fine 😅
E: Beauty expectations are [ugly]
E: Next is a ~ chav ~
E: Which is another meme 😂
A: Oh my-
E: tracksuit central
A: Okay not gonna lie we have big memes about being ‘British chavs’
A: Tracksuit central is probably a shop where they all go
E: Chavs are like the dodgy ppl that hang out around Tesco’s in tracksuits
E: Tell me there’s not a more accurate definition 😂
A: There’s not a more accurate definition
A: But what you are saying is v true
A: It’s bear true
A: Okay so I feel like there’s a step to step guide about how to be a chav 😂
A: you can get girl chavs too though
E: What would u say girl chavs wear?
E: I’m trynna visualise them 😂
A: I googled girl chavs
E: Our search history is gonna be so mad after this
A: Picture foundation so orange it’s like an Oompa Loompa, heavy pencilled eyebrows, bright lipstick, heavy eyeshadow and usually dress in a tracksuit
E: *we were looking at a picture* someone needs to take her blush away
A: And blush!
A: lot of blush
E: So much bronzer & contour too
E: AND BIG HOOP EARRINGS
A: True that, I’ve never used bronzer
E: I am as pale as paper so I don’t even go there
A: Lol! I’m orange as an orange.
A: My natural skin colour is tanned
E: That made me laugh so much idk why 😅
A: I always get asked where I’ve been on holiday 😂
A: I’ve been on holiday to my kitchen- 😂
E: Don’t say ur a natural Donald trump 👀
A: Glad to make you laugh and omg no!
A: More natural
A: Less orange
A: Okay is that all the words? It must be….
A: We can do it if we B and Q it!
E: Omg Amber no-
A: AY, OH! Let’s go!
E: Favourite slogans? I like the A O LET’S GO also we gonna knock *knock knock* on wood
A: OMG OMG
E: I knowwww why are we the same brain??
A: We are the same brain 😂
A: OOO WHAT ABOUT
A: BANG AND THE DIRT IS GONE
E: Have u seen the singing dog advert?
A: The singing dog?
A: I don’t think so?!
E: It’s so weird but so good watch it 😅
A: I’m watching it now!
A: I’ve seen it before!
A: Sorry I have an awful memory
E: I wasn’t very specific tbf 😂
A: “Have you seen the singing dog advert?”
A: Need a break?
A: Have a Kit-Kat
A: Can we just talk about the cute dogs on the Andrew advert 🥺
E: THE CUSHELLE KOALA
A: Omg or you know those meerkats in the advert?
E: Hmmm the meerkat movie ones I kinda wanna strangle those
E: Apart from the baby he can live
A: The baby is adorable
A: STRANGLE LMAO
A: El watching TV:
I kinda want to strangle you
A: Or you know that guy who’s hanging off a helicopter talking about broadband?
E: We have 2 left let’s finish this 😂
E: Dutty – I have used this out loud ONCE & I remember it very clearly 😂
E: My story is just the guy sitting next to me was annoying me & I think he messed up his sheet & wanted to swap & I was like hell no
A: Omg for real? What does dutty mean?
E: Just dirty but like ppl decided to mess the word up
A: Right that seems to be a ‘common occurrence’
E: Ok another missed spelling because ppl are too lazy to say the h – ting
A: OMG yes
A: When people say you know that ting you were talking about
A: *cough: thing*
E: Or she’s a proper peng ting I’m like she’s a human being actually
A: What was that 😂
E: I think we’ve both got a bit high on catch phrases 😂
A: We are 😂 there’s only so many tings you can say about ting
A: At least it’s legal right?
E: legal high baby
E: Haribos & advert slogans (unlike Anna *cough cough*)
A: LMAO YESSS
A: Also you know the Haribo advert?
A: When the adults are like
A: I like the heart because it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside
A: I like the egg because it goes sizzle sizzle in a pan
A: Omg why do I know this
E: Haha my turn to send help
E: But yes & they’re on the train Station for some reason?
A: Has my help arrive yet? 😂
A: It must be so cool going on a train like just having a train station
A: And the subway!
A: You can play real subway surfers 😂
E: Um the tube amber – alas it is not as glamorous as it looks
A: I’m sorry I’m too American 😂
A: I’m not even American. I can imagine. I just remember holding onto the monkey bars on it and then almost falling into this elderly man
E: I was on the tube with my friends & one of them stood up & she just full on fell into this person’s lap 😂 luckily we got off at that stop
A: Omg that’s awkward!
A: So the only train we have is this tiny one that is actually on wheels where the tourists with their I-brought-my-whole-house-in-this-gargantuan-backpack get on
A: And they’re always carrying around maps
A: Like hello it’s not like this island is TINY or anything
I hope you all had fun reading me and El’s reactions and stories to all these British slang words and not all Brits talk like this okay!! I promise 😂
Again, please remember to go check out El’s post for our reactions to the other words, I hope you all are doing okay and I’ll be seeing you on Sunday & Monday before my September hiatus… bye for now!
Funniest british slang word? Favourite reaction(s)? Any other thoughts?
That’s a wrap, stay safe you all 😊
p s . i m a g i n e i f w e h a d t o s o c i a l d i s t a n c e l e t t e r s 😂