Top 5 Reasons Why TWERKING Must NEVER Catch On In Britain

by Gordon Smith 4. September 2013 00:30


Women of Britain - don't even think about twerking


Miley Cyrus brought twerking into the popular domain when she twerked horribly all over the MTV VMA Awards. TWERKING has just entered the Oxford English Dictionary for the first time. But will twerking ever catch on in Britain? Here are the top five reasons why TWERKING must NEVER be allowed in the UK. [More]

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Use of Word 'Pleb' Could Cost Minister His Job

by Gordon Smith 21. September 2012 20:05


What does the word 'pleb' mean - and why is it considered so offensive in Britain/UK? [More]

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We've reached 750 slangs

by Gordon Smith 17. September 2012 15:56


Hi folks. Although our dictionary is pretty new we've steamed ahead and reached 750 slang expressions already. Thanks to everybody who's helped out. Our 750th  slang term is "shoegazer". 

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Welcome to British Slang

by Gordon Smith 16. May 2012 19:18


This project is an offshoot of our very popular Cockney rhyming slang project. Instead of focussing on one dialect or cant, we're trying to compile a database of all the slang spoken anywhere in the UK and Northern Ireland. A massively ambitious project clearly. You can help us by submitting your slang too. [More]

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Ricky Gervais' Mongtroversy

by Gordon Smith 20. October 2011 09:41


What happened to word "mong" shows how the meaning of a slang phrase can ebb and flow. Slang words can become less offensive over time. Occasionally they can be changed back again. [More]

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Trolleys! Are they just a load of pants?

by Gordon Smith 18. July 2011 09:38


Sue writes asking about the derivation of the term "trolleys". She knows the expression is used to mean underpants, but where the heck does it come from? We found out it's quite a recent expression. Possibly originally from the Royal Navy, originating in the late 20th century and gaining popularity... [More]

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