20 Incredibly British Words & Phrases (with examples and pronunciation) (+ Free PDF & Quiz)

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- Hello, everyone, and welcome back to "English with Lucy."
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Today, I have a pronunciation video for you.
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We are going to go through 20 very British slang words.
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I'm going to show you how to pronounce them
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and also how to use them, as well as what they mean.
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Right, let's get started with the lesson.
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First, we have to bagsy.
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To bagsy.
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This is a verb that means to manage
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to get something for yourself
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or to succeed in getting something for yourself.
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So if you bagsy something,
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you claim it as yours before anyone else can get there.
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It's normally used for the front seat of cars.
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I know a lot of people say shotgun, "I call shotgun.
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I claim the front seat of the car."
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That was used to annoy me so much
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'cause I never remember to say that.
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So an example, "You can't sit there!
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I bagsied the front seat."
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We also have number two, bloke.
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Bloke, this is a slang noun meaning a man.
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An example, and this actually describes my first impression
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of my fiance, Will.
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"I thought he was going to be arrogant,
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but he turned out to be such a nice bloke."
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Number three, this one is slightly rude.
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It is bog.
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Bog. (chuckles)
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Bog. It means toilet.
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So if you have bog roll, it means toilet roll.
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This is vulgar slang.
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Be careful who you use it with.
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An example, "Mum, you've forgotten to buy bog roll!"
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Terrible problem.
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Even worse to hear that someone up in the loo,
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loo, another British slang word, toilet again,
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has run out of bog roll.
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Number four, our first slang phrasal verb.
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It is to budge up.
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To budge up.
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Notice how I don't separate the words.
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I push them together.
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Budge up, budge up.
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This means to move along in order to make space for someone.
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An example, "Would you mind budging up?
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There is room for all of us on this bench."
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I used to hear "budge up, budge up" a lot at school
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when we had to sit on benches in assembly,
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and there was always someone taking up too much space.
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So they were told to "budge up."
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Number five, another phrasal verb is to cheese off.
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Cheese off, and this means to annoy.
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It is a separable phrasal verb.
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An example, "He's really cheesed me off today.
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Who does he think he is?
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Who do you think you are?
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Who does he think he is?"
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That's a really common phrase.
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Number six is chin wag.
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Chin wag, a noun.
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This means an enthusiastic,
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somewhat enthusiastic conversation.
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An example, "I saw them having a chin wag at the park.
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Maybe there's romance in the air."
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Number seven is a lovely one.
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I use this a lot. It is chuffed.
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Chuffed, it means very pleased, very pleased.
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An example, "I'm so chuffed with my exam results.
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They were way better than I expected."
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You often hear people say "chuffed to bits."
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Chuffed to bits, completely chuffed, very, very pleased.
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Number eight, this is possibly
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my favourite word on this list.
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It's so fun to pronounce.
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Are you ready?
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Codswallop.
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Codswallop, it's a term used to refer
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to ideas, statements or beliefs
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that you believe to be silly or untrue.
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An example, "I've never heard such an old load
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of codswallop in my life."
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I've never heard something so silly and untrue.
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You'll often hear it in the phrase,
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"A load of old codswallop."
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and it's got to be really emphasised on codswallop.
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"A load of old codswallop."
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Oh, this is exhausting.
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Number nine, an adjective.
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Dodgy.
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Dodgy.
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Sometimes shortened to dodge.
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Dodge, "That's so dodge."
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But that's really slang.
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This means seeming untrustworthy.
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We can use it for people.
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We can also use it for things.
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Maybe something is fake or is a knockoff,
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that's a fake product.
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"I bought this iPhone from a market,
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but it seems a bit dodgy.
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It doesn't seem real."
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And example for people, "Don't speak to that old woman.
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She seems really dodgy." Very untrustworthy.
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Number 10, we have dosh.
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Dosh, and this means money.
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If you've got loads of dosh, you've got loads of money.
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An example, "How much dosh have you got on you?"
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And if you have something on you,
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it means you are carrying it with you.
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How much have you got on you?
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How much money are you carrying with you?
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Number 11, this is a word that you may know
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but you may not know our slang use for it.
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It is fit.
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Fit.
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So yes, it can mean in shape,
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but it also means, for us, attractive, really attractive.
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He is fit. He is attractive.
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She is fit. She is attractive.
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I remember hearing this at school for the first time
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when it became popular,
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and I couldn't quite understand it
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'cause people were calling people fit.
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And I was thinking, "Oh, I haven't seen their body.
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I don't know if they've got a six pack,"
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but no, it just means attractive.
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Number 12, we have gutted.
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Gutted.
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If you are gutted, then you are devastated
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or sad or disappointed.
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"I was completely gutted when we had to cancel our wedding,
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but I feel okay now."
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True story, I was gutted. I was sad and disappointed.
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Actually, I'm not. I'm not really.
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Number 13, we have knackered.
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Knackered, and this means very tired or exhausted.
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An example, "I was so knackered after work yesterday
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that I fell asleep on the train."
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When I used to work in London
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and commute back to the countryside,
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I used to fall asleep on the train
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and go all the way to the end of the line,
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and then I'd have to wait another hour
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to get the train all the way back into the countryside.
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And I still run the risk of falling asleep again
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and going all the way to the other end.
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I'm not made for trains.
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Number 14, another word you may know already
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but we have another use for it.
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It is legend.
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Legend.
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And this means a great person or a person we really like.
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It doesn't mean they've done anything legendary.
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It just means they're really cool.
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Ah, he's such a legend.
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He's such a great guy. I really like him.
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I love you. You're such a legend.
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It can be shortened down to leg, "what a leg!"
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Number 15 is miffed.
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Miffed.
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If you need help with your ED pronunciation,
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then please check out my ED pronunciation video.
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It will cure you, I promise.
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Miffed means annoyed.
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Annoyed.
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An example, "I'm a bit miffed that I didn't get the job.
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I was the best candidate by far."
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Number 16 is minted.
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Minted.
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If you are minted, then you are very rich.
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An example, "My uncle lives in a castle.
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He is absolutely minted."
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This is not true.
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Well, he might be minted.
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We don't discuss finances. (chuckles)
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Number 17 is skint.
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Skint.
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And this means the exact opposite of minted.
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It means that you don't have any money.
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Normally it implies a more temporary situation.
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For example, "I can't go out tonight. I am absolutely skint.
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I haven't got any money left."
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This was a word I used a lot at university.
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Number 18 is to skive.
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To skive.
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This means to avoid work or school
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by staying away completely or by leaving early.
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An example, "I always skive off work
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the day after a bank holiday."
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This is naughty. You shouldn't do it.
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But I think that sick days go up massively
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the day after a bank holiday, a public holiday.
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Number 19, we have starkers.
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Starkers, and this is short for stark naked.
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If you are starkers, then you are naked.
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It's very slang.
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An example, "The last time I saw you,
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you were starkers in Ibiza."
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And the last one, number 20 is to take the mickey
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or shortened down to, to take the mic, mickey or mick.
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Are you taking the mick?
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Are you mocking me? Are you making fun of me?
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An example, "Are you taking the mick?
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I'm not gonna drive you to the airport."
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I always feel people are a little too willing
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to ask me to drive them to airports.
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It's a very long way,
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and it's a lot of pressure, time pressure.
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I don't like it. Don't take the mick.
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Right, that is it for today's lesson.
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I absolutely love teaching slang.
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I hope you enjoyed it.
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Don't forget to download the PDF.
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I will see you soon for another lesson.
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Mwah!
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