I've always been fascinated by Brit-speak. Even after living here for six years -- and adopting much of the local vocab -- there are words that just jump out at me as being so British. Here are my top ten!
1. Knackered. What a day. I'm knackered! It's so expressive you can't help but love it.
2. Rubbish. Ashley Cole is absolute rubbish. Don't worry if you don't know who Ashley Cole is. Take it from me, he's rubbish.
3. Rubber. Please can you hand me a rubber? I'm not getting fresh; (yay! semi-colon!)don't worry. Over here, it means eraser.
4. Loo. Where's the loo? I'm desperate. It sounds so much prettier than bathroom!
5. Aluminium. No, that's not a typo. It really is a-lu-min-i-um over here.
6. Trousers. What's that in your trousers? I dunno why, but the word makes me snicker. In the UK, 'pants' means underwear.
7. Anti-clockwise. This cracks me up. It's just bizarre to me.
8. Bap. I'll have a bacon bap, please. OR She's got a nice set of baps on her. Yes, this wonderful little word is dual-functional, meaning either bread-rolls or breasts!
9. Biro. I'll need a biro if you want me to write that down. A ball-point pen. For some reason.
10. Boffin. He studied for ten hours last night. What a boffin!
I made it to ten today! Yay! And a massive thanks to the lovely Jen at Unedited for featuring The Hating Game on her blog today!
Any foreign words you particularly like?