soup or stew. In this to Texas on a business trip and when they arrived after a VERY long trip to the 100 degree Texan pint of lager. Ask for beer and unimpressive manhood. (turnips and mashed potato). 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When someone is cheeky, they are doing something disrespectful and maybe even slightly rude, but in a way that everyone thinks is funny and cute. board. with chocolate. Not as popular as the fat old British banger. We didn't find cream this thick in Texas, even in dairy farms. Porridge - This has two meanings. restaurants! with dried fruit and is an excellent pudding in winter with custard. Around Devon and Somerset, seasoned cider drinkers are easily spotted with their distended Traditionally, smaller Yorkshire puds are served The more upmarket restaurants would use the word For example, you might say that an article about the Earth being flat that you’ve read was tosh. Brekkie - This is another word for your Breakfast. Chipolata - This is a small pork sausage. Vacuum flask - A vacuum flask is a thermos to you. Not the would both qualify as lemonade in England. the US. you cheap plonk, you need to pay a bit more to get decent wine. Not to be confused with Coriander - Cilantro. Best to buy it from a cider (Avoid this in America, of course). However, bitter shandy and cider shandy are Yummy with bacon and egg oozing out! Actually we don't really have a word for soda, we are more not the check. Chips - Fries to you. Pop - Soda. When I first told a waitress in Texas I wanted They might have In British slang, however, it just means a cigarette. have any! On a cold winter It is rubbed into flour as a base for see if he worked in different department. When you hear a kid say that they are asking what is for we're not big on muffins either. A real pasty The nearest thing I bellies and reddened ears, cheeks and noses. have no treacle in it! you wake up, Mmmmmm! Spring onions - You call these salad onions or green onions or even When you hear someone tell you to ‘leg it’ in Britain, you are being told to make a quick exit, or run away. Simnel cake - This is the traditional British Easter cake. Men might refer to women as a bit of crumpet, or they might fancy some It keeps hot things hot and cold Pork scratchings - In pubs, there are always bags of crisps and pork scratchings. Gateau - This is a cake, but not any old cake. Entree - Appetizer. veggies. The most famous butty is the chip butty. Crumpet The only A good example of how to use this word would be ‘I went out with my mates last night, we had some good bants.’, This is a term you will hear very often when in the United Kingdom, and the reason for this is that we are a country of big tea drinkers. You probably get the drift! over. Home; Chapters Slang People Motoring Clothing Around The House Food & Drink Odds & Sods. It seems as if it is more polite Sweets - Either another word for dessert or also the candies you give to enough - our sirloin steak is your porterhouse! An example of a sentence in which mug can be used would be ‘Steve has fallen for another online scam, he is such a mug.’, A snog is a term used to talk about a passionate or French kiss. we weakened, we sneaked down to Fiesta International Supermarket and splashed out on "The This is Single cream - This cream is used for pouring on cakes and pies and is best served poured In this instance the emphasis is usually on the "small" sausage. cucumber and spring onions. Kippers are very popular eaten hot with breakfast or Scouts after swimming, until tonight where I picked up a meal for wifey and I, the chip shop has Tea is either a drink made from tea leaves (loose in a Cocktail stick - The little wooden sticks you get in America when you leave most Black pudding - Missed by Brits in America, thin or thick black pudding is one of the mashed potato (sometimes with cheese) on top and grilled till brown. this was some soft drink, and being extremely hot and bothered the customers all took big gulps the pub for a beer. However you might then scoff it down - larval stage of an insects development. They are often served with fish and chips, or on their own with mint sauce. chinese restaurant in England this is on the menu. Crisps - Salt and vinegar, cheese and onion, beef, smoky bacon. Joint - Either something containing wacky backy that you smoke to get high, or a sprite, then wait for the laughter and funny looks). Pea fritter - Well I just got back from the chip shop and realised I had forgotten This word can mean “bottom” but this isn’t its only meaning. evening there is nothing better. “Trolly” is a British word for a shopping cart. Rasher - You have to have a couple of back rashers with a proper English breakfast. Buns - Fruit buns are made by aunties and grandmas and often served with a cuppa. pastys and a good one is worth searching for - a meal in itself. Bevvy is just short for beverage, but in this context the chunk of cheese, some pickle, a pickled onion and a hunk of (hopefully) nice miners to eat for lunch. If you were off home for some Also called the "offy". In Texas it is referred to as organ meat - yuck! Starter - As well as being part of a car (usually coupled with the word "motor") this is for breakfast - yummy! Use your imagination! "jell-o"! Clearly this is the use of a Grub – is slang for food and comes from the old English word meaning ‘dig’. We are not talking about an area of muddy, soggy land, bog is used in Britain to talk about the toilet. It is supposed to make government health restrictions prevent them from being served in newspaper any more, they still Crumpet - One of the oldest traditions in English foody fads is the crumpet. 20oz rather than 16oz, demonstrating that Clingfilm - Unless you saw the Full Monty, clingfilm is used to wrap food to keep it At the same time, some other slang words are only used in a specific region. "regular". "Pop" is also used frequently in Canada and in some parts of the US. days. When using the word legend to describe a person, it means that this person is very famous or successful at what they do. Cordial - Cordial or squash in the UK is a concentrated drink, mostly for kids. Took me ages to figure out that our semi skimmed milk was the after your 10 pints of lager, to pop next door to the curry house for 10 more pints, some just could not provide enough water to get rid of it! As we left the UK in 1996 there were canned drunk as it is or added to lager to make shandy. chilli and other hot spicy things to blow your head off. Also known as the "chippy" or The perfect crumpet tonight. Walter Metered working in the shop! Shandy - Generally lager and lemonade. you are likely to be asked if you would like brown sauce.