Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The A-Z of British Slang (Song)

Something a little different in this video. It seems there's hardly a day goes by when my American friends, family, and neighbo(u)rs don't ask me the meaning of a British slang word or two. So here's a song I wrote that will guide you through the entire alphabet (almost). I hope you enjoy it! If you fancy singing along (recommended), the lyrics are listed beneath the video:




Lyrics
A is for Aggro, which means irritation
B is for Blimey, a quaint exclamation!
C is for Chin wag, so let’s have a chat
D is for Dodgy, how fishy is that?

E is for Engaged, when the phone line is busy
F is for Fiddle Sticks, when you get in a tizzy
G is for Gobsmacked, which means you’re amazed
So How’s Your Father, now go and get laid.

I’ve got an Ay to Zed of the words I said when I grew up in England
Join me and my band as we get the hang of our favourite British slang

I is for Innit, let’s blame Ali G
J is for Jammy if you’re lucky like me
K is for Knickers, some girl’s underwear
L is for Lurgy, so keep over there

M is for Mate, they’re a good friend of mine
N is for Nitwit, a silly old swine
O is for Owt, it’s an old Yorkshire phrase,
P is for Pear-shaped what a mess you have made.

I’ve got an A to Zed of the words I said when I grew up in England
Join me and my band as we get the hang of our favourite British slang

Q is for Quid, one of your English pounds
R is for Rat-arsed, you’re drunk on the town
S is for Sod, just a mild curse word
T is for Tosser, which is quite a lot worse

U is for Uni, let’s head to the bar 
‘Cause V is for vino, twelve bottles go far   
Put on your Wellies to keep your feet dry
X is a hard one so let’s skip to Y
Y is for Yonks, which is quite a long time
Z is for Zonked, so I’ll bid you goodnight

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Laurence Brown is a British man documenting his life in the truly bizarre and beautiful world of America. Before the end of the decade, he plans to achieve his goal of visiting all 50 United States - highlighting each one in Lost in the Pond's Finding America web series. To help fund this exciting project, consider becoming a patron. Your contribution would be incredibly useful.

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