Internet Slang Special – English abbreviations (CBA, TBH, BTW, TMI)

Hello and Welcome back to a new episode of the slang podcast with me Louisa May Adams.

This show will give you the chance to hear, understand the origins and meanings of new slang and to use them immediately!

Today we will be exploring essential internet abbreviations.

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Stag Party – What does “Stag Party” mean in British slang?

Hello and welcome to the slang podcast with me your host Louisa May Adams. This show will give you the chance to hear, understand the origins and meanings of new slang and to use them immediately! So let’s get started…

Last episode we looked at the slang term “hen party” an event for a woman before she gets married.
But is there one for men? Yes! And that’s what we will be looking at today.

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Hen Party – What does “Hen Party” mean in British slang?

Hello and welcome to the slang podcast with me your host Louisa May Adams. After a short break we are back!

This show will give you the chance to hear, understand the origins and meanings of new slang and to use them immediately! So let’s get started…

Ok so this week’s episodes are inspired by my friend Rosie Higginbottom, who is soon to be married! I was telling my Italian friend about traditional english celebrations, concerning weddings… an important one being a hen party.

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Christmas Slang Special – Christmas traditions (Queen’s Speech, Crackers, Pantomime)

Merry Christmas and welcome to our final Christmas episode of Slang with me Louisa May Adams. This show will give you the chance to hear, understand the origins and meanings of new slang and to use it immediately! So let’s get started…

We all have our own special way of celebrating Christmas, whether its spending all day socialising with friends or simply curling up by the fireplace all day. Today I want to tell you about what British people think the ‘must do’s’ of Christmas day are.

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Christmas Slang Special – Christmas food (Figgy Pudding, Mince Pies, Pigs in Blankets)

Hello and Welcome back to a very special episode of Slang with me Louisa May Adams. This show will give you the chance to hear, understand the origins and meanings of new slang and to use them immediately!

Today we will be exploring our third, Christmas topic, my favourite, Christmas food. So let’s get started…

Many countries have their own special ways of celebrating Christmas, all usually concerning special types of food. As the world globalises we have begun to create new traditions and to share old ones. Nevertheless, there are a few special dishes that will almost certainly remain forever British. There are many, but we will be only exploring three today.

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Christmas Slang Special – Days and Celebrations (Boxing Day, Hogmanay, Twelfth Night)

Hello and welcome back to a very special episode of Slang with me Louisa May Adams. This show will give you the chance to hear, understand the origins and meanings of new slang and to use it immediately!

Today we will be exploring our second Christmas topic, days and celebrations. So let’s get started…

The first is obvious, Christmas day on the 25th of December, celebrated by the majority of the world, for both religious and personal reasons. The next few important days in the winter British calendar are less widespread, so lets look at them now…

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Christmas Slang Special – What is the meaning of Yule, Xmas and Chrimbo?

Hello and welcome back to a very special episode of Slang with me Louisa May Adams.

This show will give you the chance to hear, understand the origins and meanings of new slang and to use them immediately!

For the next two weeks every episode is dedicated to British Christmas slang.Today we will be starting with different words for the winter season. So let’s get started.

Christmas is a time for friends, food and fun but if you are in a non native English speaker, enjoying all three of these things may be a challenge if you don’t know how to express yourself!

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Woke – What does “Woke” mean in British slang?

Hello and welcome back to Slang with me Louisa May Adams. This show will give you the chance to hear, understand the origins and meanings of new slang and to use them immediately! So let’s get started…

Ok so today we will be focusing on a slang word that has got so much negative and positive attention recently. This word is “woke”… So what does it mean?
Is it positive or negative? Let’s explore it and get some answers now!

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Ghosting – What does “Ghosting” mean in British slang?

Hello and Welcome back to Slang with me Louisa May Adams.
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One of my students recently moved to England. His dream was to meet a lovely english woman and settle down. I wished him luck and warned him to watch of for ghosting! He responded by saying that he was fully aware of the rumors that England was a haunted place. I quickly corrected him, telling him that this was not the type of ghosting I was referring to. So let’s look at this word today!

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Fancy – What does “Fancy” mean in British slang?

Hello and Welcome back to Slang with me Louisa May Adams.

This show will give you the chance to hear, understand the origins and meanings of new slang and to use them immediately! So let’s get started…

Ok so today we will be looking at a word that I use all the time! This word is fancy. If you are an English language learner you most probably have heard this word before however I encounter students daily who do not fully understand how and when to use this word so let’s clear it up today!

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