British Slang

Having fun with British slang! Here are some interesting British terms I researched while writing The Incredible Charlotte Sycamore and the Secret Traps, set in Victorian London.

  1. “Brill.” It’s short for brilliant. Teens use it to mean anything that’s cool. “That’s brill.”
  2. “Bloody.” We’ve all heard this one.It’s a swear word mostly used as an exclamation of surprise. “Bloody hell!” Is also used for emphasis. “Not bloody likely!”
  3. “Chuffed.” Very pleased about something. “They’ll be chuffed to see you.”
  4. “Fanny around.” To procrastinate. “Stop fannying around.”
  5. “Ring.” In the UK you would ring someone on the phone, not call them. “Give me a ring.”

Do you have any you’d like to add? There are tons of them.

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