Dodgy – What does “Dodgy” 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 it immediately! So let’s get started…

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?

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 it immediately! So let’s get started…

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

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While arriving in my class yesterday I apologized to my students for being late. I told my students this was because there were bare people outside. They all suddenly rushed to the window and stared out of it. One of my students said “I don’t see any naked people! They all have their clothes on!”.

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

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Recently one of my students are I were joking with each other about our accents, he was mocking me for my poor accent while speaking Italian, especially when rolling my Rs. I told him that I wasn’t offended for this comment as firstly is it true and secondly because his comment was only banter.

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

Hello and Welcome to Slang . I am Louisa May Adams, this is our first podcast so if you enjoy it please keep checking out what more we have in store! I am an English Language teacher living in Italy, I am originally from Canterbury England.

Have you ever noticed some of the best non native English speakers totally freak out when they visit the UK? I have and trust me, this is not because of their level of English, simply because they have never been exposed to such slang before.
So my hope is to give you listeners the chance to hear, understand the origins and meanings of new slang and to use it immediately! So let’s get started……

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