I’ve been living in the UK for over a decade now- wowzer how did that happen?? As I was thinking about the time I’ve lived abroad and how long I’ve lived away from ‘home’ almost 20 years!! In that time I spent 8 years in South Carolina and now 11 years in England.
My accent is a weird Massachusetts/Southern/British mishmash and I love it! From when I used to drop my R’s (yes more than I do now!) to picking up a bit of a southern drawl and a liking for sweet tea and biscuits and gravy to asking for toMAHto and BAHsil soup it’s all just a lovely wonderful mess! I thought of all the new words and phrases I’ve picked up along the way. Each area has it’s own vernacular and slowly these terms creep into your vocabulary. I used to feel a bit of a fraud but honestly I’ve been here so long sometimes I forget the US word for something. The best thing an Expat can do is roll with it and glory in the wonderful descriptive world of British slang!
When I moved from Massachusetts to South Carolina I learned a bunch of new phrases. My all time favourite being ‘ a wild hair up my ass’ I mean how can you NOT love that saying? What does it mean you ask? It means doing something wild, crazy, unexpected & out of character. My other favourite and often used is ‘fuck all y’all’ and I think that one doesn’t require any explanation.
This got me thinking about my fav British Slang,
odds and sods (bits and bobs)
lost the plot
Have a missed your favourite British slang? What would you add to the list? Are there any that I should be using? Come on hit me with your best of British slang!
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