You're going to have to remember all those BBC-produced shows you've binge-watched to make it through this quiz! Put on your thinking hat, Watson. We want to know how many of these slang words from the United Kingdom you can get right? It's not a mystery fit for Sherlock Holmes, but it will challenge you to pull out your best vocabularies!
Before you travel to the United Kingdom, you should know that there are small differences in language that could get you in big trouble. For instance, you might not want to walk up to a stranger and tell him that you like his pants. In the United Kingdom, pants is the word used for underwear. You can save yourself a lot of embarrassment by telling him that you like his trousers instead.
Despite being an English-speaking nation, the United Kingdom has many words that differ from those used in other English-speaking countries. During this quiz, we want to test your knowledge to see how many of the slang words you can translate. If you think you know your lurgy from your chunders, we invite you to prove it. Make sure to keep a stiff upper lip no matter how well you do! Will it be aces or will it be 8s?
It might sound a little too close to chaffed for comfort, but hearing that someone from the U.K. is feeling chuffed is a good thing. Being chuffed means that you are feeling pleased or happy with an outcome.
Even though Stephen wanted to go out with his friends, he was a hardworking guy who decided to pay all his bills instead. He may be skint, broke, and low on funds, but at least he's responsible.
You wouldn't want to head out to your local pub without having a pocket full of dosh. The currency of the United Kingdom is pounds, and if you have a pocket full of pounds, you would have a pocket full of dosh, or cash or quid.
If you were strolling down a crowded London street and you saw a dishy-looking celebrity, you would be pleased. - or as they say, chuffed. Dishy is another way of saying that someone is attractive.
Instead of telling your family that you are tired, try telling them that you are knackered. Knackered is a way of expressing exhaustion. A case of jet lag or a really long day at work can really make you feel knackered.
When you receive a late night call from your best friend telling you that they are legless, you can assume that they have been down at the pub having a few. In Britain, being legless means that you are drunk.
No matter how much Emma loved her job, she needed a day to herself so she decided to skive for the day. Skive is the U.K. slang way of saying that you are shirking your responsibilities.
It might not be the most romantic or affectionate word meaning kiss, but it's the popular word to use for it. If your sweetheart wanted to go to another base, they would use the word shag. Snog is also used to describe what your parents called "petting" or "canoodling."
Maria had a great sense of fashion, but attending such a posh and fancy affair made her question her wardrobe. Nevertheless, she knew she would have a great time hanging out with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
It sounds a little morbid, but being gutted in the United Kingdom does not mean having your insides removed. It means that you are feeling the emotion of devastation and defeat. James was not taking the team's loss well.
Receiving a unique, custom-made gift is always a treat. Instead of referring to items as being handmade or custom, folks in the United Kingdom use the lovely sounding word "bespoke."
Bangers might sound like an explosive type of firework, but they are simply sausage links in the United Kingdom. Bangers are usually served with a side of mashed potatoes and maybe some beans on toast.
It might sound like Bob is a peanut farmer; however, "nutter" is the word used to describe a crazy person. If you are a nutter across the pond, you are on the opposite side of the spectrum from brilliant.
While we will not go into the specifics of what happens when you chunder, you can rest assured that you would want to leave work to go home and vomit. Chunder is usually associated with the drinking too much, but it can also be used to describe feeling under the weather.
One of the ways to refer to your mouth in the United Kingdom is to use the word gob. Consequently, when something leaves you feeling gobsmacked, you are left feeling amazed, speechless and simply astonished.
In the United Kingdom, it's not unusual to get a bit lairy when you're watching the big game. Lairy is a way of saying loud or brash. In Thomas' case, yelling at his team and being lairy toward the television helped to win the game!
Sharing a workspace with others often means having to tolerate things that make you crazy. No matter where you work, everyone has a coworker who likes to tell you everything. A yakking coworker is a talkative coworker who probably shares far too much information.
We're not judging. Your teammate could be thinking you are a numpty sometimes, too. Being a numpty means that you are being less than your usual smart self. When you are in numpty mode, you are having a few idiotic moments.
Tickety-boo is believed to have been derived from the Hindi meaning that there are no problems and that everything is going OK. With such a huge Hindi influence in the UK, "tickety-boo" has become a part of everyday slang.
It's an age-old tradition in the United Kingdom to head down to the local pub after a hard day's work. If you wanted to order a beer, you might ask for a pint or a jar. Both are acceptable ways to order from your barkeep.
Being born jammy means that you were born lucky. From scratch-off tickets to horse racing, the United Kingdom is full of ways to put your jammy-ness to the test. How jammy were you born?
Even in the United Kingdom, the hunger that comes before lunch can cause someone to get shirty and to need a Snickers. Shirty is another way of saying that someone is behaving in an ill-tempered way.
Wonky is a slang popular word used to describe something that is unstable or shaky. In Antonia's case, the bed looks unstable. However, wonky can also be used to describe someone's behavior - Antonia was acting wonky after she put the bed together.
It's true that money cannot buy happiness, but it can fix immediate problems and alleviate your stress! A minted person in the UK is someone who might be called rich, wealthy, or moneybags anywhere else in the world.
There are many places to taste fine wines in the United Kingdom, but you'll probably get a plonk from your local pub. The word plonk that refers to a glass of wine that might not be the most expensive or flavorful.
If Bernie were gobsmacked, he would be left speechless after his night out. Instead, Bernie is gobby, opinionated and loud. People in the UK frequently use the word gob in place of the word mouth. After a few jars, Bernie was a little mouthy.
In the northern part of England, they use the words "ta" or "laters" to say goodbye. However, saying cheerio is used throughout the nation, but any way you choose to part would be appropriate.
Whether it's ace or aces, it's another way of saying that something in awesome. If someone tells you that your shoes are ace, it means that they think you have great taste in footwear.
In keeping with the United Kingdom's tradition of having a stiff upper lip, it's considered inappropriate to whinge or to whine when you lose. You might want to refrain from cursing, crying or screaming, too.
There are as many slang words for bathroom as there are anywhere else in the world. From hitting the head to using the bog, asking for the loo is only one of the clever ways to ask to use the facilities.
Owning a car in the United Kingdom comes with the same responsibilities as owning a car in the rest of the world. No matter where you live, it's a good idea to keep a torch or a flashlight in your car's emergency kit.
There's a lot of pride in gardens found all over the United Kingdom. In the United States, gardens are usually thought of as places to grow vegetables. Across the pond, it's another word to use for a backyard.
Despite all of Paul's careful planning, the party was in shambles. The caterer didn't arrive, the drinks were warm and the music was from the '70s. Paul was in shock at the way things fell apart.
You wouldn't want to put any sort of dodgy looking food into your mouth. Throughout the United Kingdom, dodgy is a word used to describe anything that could be suspicious. It can be used to describe anything from food to someone's character.
If you don't want to tell your crush that you like them, take a note from the United Kingdom and tell them that you fancy them instead. Fancying someone means that you would be interested in getting to know them better on a more intimate front.