Woke – What does "Woke" mean in British slang?

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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?

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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?

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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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Dodgy – What does "Dodgy" mean in British slang?

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While telling my Italian friend about my travels around Italy we got onto the topic of Rome, a beautiful and lively city. I stayed there for 3 weeks alone over a recent summer while studying classics. However I had to admit that some areas were slightly dodgy and I preferred not to stay alone in them. Dodgy she responded? Louisa I don’t understand this at all. So let’s look at this word today…

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

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In November I often feel gutted, its cold, the sun has disappeared and as Christmas crawls closer I check my bank account and wonder if my family would each be happy receiving an ironic orange.

Not sure how I am feeling? Let’s clarify this word gutted now.

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

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Having a partner of a different nationality has many benefits however I must say, me and my Italian boyfriend often find ourselves slightly lost in translation over small things, mainly due to slang.

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

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I was telling my class about my close friend from England who called me yesterday. She was very upset because her coat got nicked on the subway.

When i told them, they responded with little sympathy. One commented “I’m sure she can fix it”, however this was not true as the coat was gone. So today we will be clarifying the slang term for “nick”.

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

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Have you ever been to a boring party? Stuck with the same music and dry conversation on repeat? Then it’s time to tell your mates to bail! Confusing right? Why am I talking about jail and money at this party, well let me explain…

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

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While living in Italy I have noticed the vast range of adjectives that can be used to describe positive or cool things. Having a lack of knowledge of these in Italian is something that makes me really stand out as a language learner. So today I want to share a great word to describe something in a positive way. Wavy. W-A-V-Y.

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

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While having dinner with an Italian friend, she asked me if I would like to go for a glass of wine, I told her I was very tired and was planning to go and cotch. She nodded and asked me where I was getting and coach to. I quickly explained the spelling and meaning of the word and this is what I am going to share with you all today.

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