Hi Y’all, lately this blog is becoming all about British words and phrases. Of course there is more to England than its language, syntax and grammar. I seem to be stuck on words at the mo (moment). Hope you don’t mind.
Aristocratic words and regular people words seem to be one in the same. Strange. So, as they say back home (in the US)-‘its all good in the hood’. So, let’s do this.
1.Toffee-nose. This means you are extremely stuck up. For some, this might even be a compliment. Trust me, it is not.
2. Pleb. Proceed with caution when using this word. This word is so dangerous that a few months ago, a MP (Member of Parliament) called a Policeman this (he was cross, in a hurry and wanted to get past him). Well, the MP lost his job, went to court, paid the court fees of the policeman AND had to publicly apologise. In short, it means: ‘I look down on you, you are a lesser person than me.’ Please don’t use this word. Ever.
3. Pleasure. When someone says, ‘nice to meet you’, you say ‘pleasure’. I guess it is the short version of ‘the pleasure is all mine.’ Whenever I say this, I often think of myself as dripping with diamonds and fur. We are all different. Don’t judge me.
4. Pardon. When someone says something inaudible or something you quite don’t understand, NEVER say ‘what?’ It is considered rude and quite common (hey I don’t make the rules, I just blog about them). You must always respond with ‘Pardon?’
And that is all she wrote.