#1
Just wondering what the difference in speech between English and American young people is. For example would an american understand me if i said "ez mate wagwan?u all cooshty? hows the gash?

or words like "safe" do u americans know wot it means?
#2
Nope. Mind you I'm Canadian. Do I count?
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#3
Do you mean actually from england?

I like most people don't no what "craic" means as irish slang.
#4
Im English and i dont understand you! You must be a northerner or a londoner

Damn Londoners
#5
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Do you mean actually from england?

I like most people don't no what "craic" means as irish slang.


Yeh i mean from south east england or just england, i only know a tiny bit of irish slang.
#6
Well, the "wagwan" means roughly "What's going on," doesn't it?

As for the rest, I could probably UrbanDictionary it and come up with a translation. Heh.
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#7
No idea. Haha.
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#8
lol i always wondered that, i dont think americans know what bollocks are either.
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#10
i dont like american english as all the spellings are gloriously ****ed

eg there being "z"s instead of "s"s and spelling colour "color"

seriously, whats with that?
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#11
cooshdy is cushdy. as in good.

hows the gash... could mean hows things. or gash can also mean good or absolutely crap. or also gash as in vagina :-)

safe is just chavspeak :-P

yes i am english though. and northern too.
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#13
I'm from the land of THE slang...

I'm a pure Geordie.
(Newcastle Upon Tyne, North East England)

'Whey aye', 'wa' & other expletitives come to mind.
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English slang really ticks me off quite greatly now. It's got to the point where you can't understand what the hell people are going on about like if i hear 'Safe, blad' or 'Safe, cuz' I have no idea what they're talking about....Well I do but I don't like to admit it. It's idiotic to speak like that. Why make up words when there are plenty of non-made up words to choose from which are much better?
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#18
Welp, I have NO idea what that was meant to be, and I'm from south east England as well

Err...how aboot..."What're you lookin at arseface? Yeah, you want to take it outside you c*nt? I'll merk (s/p?) you mate!"
That's something I never understood...the whole mate nonsense. Surely if they're mates they wouldn't fight?
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English slang really ticks me off quite greatly now. It's got to the point where you can't understand what the hell people are going on about like if i hear 'Safe, blad' or 'Safe, cuz' I have no idea what they're talking about....Well I do but I don't like to admit it. It's idiotic to speak like that. Why make up words when there are plenty of non-made up words to choose from which are much better?


+1


Wow i just gave away my first point
#20
Im Canadian and I dont know much slang at all - except that 'mardy' can mean 'grumpy' and that 'craic' means 'fun' or something similar.

I actually often use 'summat' and no one knows what I'm saying...
#21
just because you can't pronounce 'what' doesn't mean you have to spell it like a retard too

'oy wots going on ey m8'.....STFU!
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Do you mean actually from england?

I like most people don't no what "craic" means as irish slang.


I know. For obvious reasons.
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#23
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For example would an american understand me if i said "ez mate wagwan?u all cooshty? hows the gash?



i'm english and i dont understand that!!!

although alot of american slang is on TV so we would probably understand it easier
#24
cooshty=comfortable

craic=fun when you say ''that was great craic'' or whats going on when you say ''whas da craic''

safe=can be used as a way of saying bye or to say that you agree with something someone said

some funny Irish ones are:
scuttered=drunk
langers=drunk
plastered=drunk
tossed=drunk
polluted=drunk

.......i think you see the pattern forming here?
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#25
so which is right, color or colour?
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I'm a pure Geordie.
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'Whey aye', 'wa' & other expletitives come to mind.


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My dad grew up in Newcastle, so I understand a bit of the slang. I also occasionally stay with relatives up there. I love Newcastle, great place.
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#28
Brown/brun= no good.
Blocked/blitzed= drunk.

Craic, to be honest, is quite hard to describe...all the uses of it anyway.
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#29
Unfortunately a lot of that great old Scots slang has been turned into grating nasally neddy sh***yness.

I know a fair bit of Irish slang cos I lived there for 5 years.

It's interesting to note that "langered" is drunk, but a "langer" is a prick.
#30
Does Bristolian count? Dees Casn't Do Dat.
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#31
I like London slang, 'endo' is starting to spread again! 'Mamma man' and 'bumberclut' are the only slang terms I use intentionally, but 'jet', 'bredren', 'g', 'waguan', 'respect', 'yard', 'frontin', 'buff', 'baaare', 'long', ‘sick’, ‘safe’, ‘blood’, ‘bun dat’, ‘allow’, ‘culo’, ‘my stylo’, ‘chuurch’, ‘jammin’, ‘gat’, ‘knife you’, ‘bullet’, ‘yao’, ‘pigs’, ‘feds’, ‘187’, ‘ay yo trip’, ‘buyaka’ and ‘inna’ creep up, as well as dozens of other drug related ones. It’s mostly hip hop stuff but a lot of it comes from Afro Caribbean slang outside of hip hop culture. Another typical thing is to miss out prepositions and determiners from an utterance, so ‘let’s go to the station’ becomes ‘let’s go station’. And they say studying linguistics isn’t gangsta

And Irish slang’s cool, 'scuttered' I say a bit, 'go on yu boy yu', 'gobshite', 'press' for a cupboard and ‘tanny bastard’ if anyone cuts me up over here when I’m driving.
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I'm from the land of THE slang...

I'm a pure Geordie.
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'Whey aye', 'wa' & other expletitives come to mind.


+1

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#36
Would you understand me if I said "nimodin, pinguin"

Slang isn't really accepted worldwide. Some terms are, but a lot of them are only used in a certain area.


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#37
if ya gie sumwan a malkie in tha middle aye toon in glasgae, you are gonna get lifted by tha boabies

so im from a little scottish place near glasgow and pick this up, any others know what it means?
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i dont like american english as all the spellings are gloriously ****ed

eg there being "z"s instead of "s"s and spelling colour "color"

seriously, whats with that?


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