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Belt up - For some reason I heard this quite a lot as a kid. Bender - I used to go out on a bender quite frequently when I was at university. Bite your arm off - This is not aggressive behaviour that a football fan might engage in. We say it when we see the price of insurance in the US, you could try saying it when you see how much jeans orpetrol cost over here! They both mean that the work done was not of a high standard or was a clumsy patch. Box your ears - Many young chaps heard their dads threaten to box their ears when I was a littlun. Bugger - This is another fairly unique word with no real American equivalent.
Luckily bender doesn't only mean a gay man, it also means a pub crawl or a heavy drinking session. In fact it just means that someone is over excited to get something. Make it look good for the next day or two and if it falls down after that - hey well we only bodged it! Bollocks - This is a great English word with many excellent uses. Bomb - If something goes like a bomb it means it is going really well or really fast. My Dad used to always tell me that workmen had botched it up and that he should have done the work properly himself. Generally meant a slap around the head for misbehaving. Brassed off - If you are brassed off with something or someone, you are fed up. Like bloody it has many uses apart from the obvious dictionary one pertaining to rather unusual sexual habits.
It's part of the "challenge of restructuring" after the last coal pits closed in 1968 and left this onetime cradle of Europe's Industrial Revolution in dismal shape.
Over the years, it has added two drag lifts, three ski jumps, a half-pipe for snowboarders and courses with nationally accredited ski instructors.Bloody - One of the most useful swear words in English. It is also used to emphasise almost anything, "you're bloody mad", "not bloody likely" and can also be used in the middle of other words to emphasise them. Blow me - When an English colleague of mine exclaimed "Blow Me" in front of a large American audience, he brought the house down. Chat up - To chat someone up is to try and pick them up.It is simply an exclamation of surprise, short for "Blow me down", meaning something like I am so surprised you could knock me over just by blowing. If you spotted a scrummy girly in a bar you might try to chat her up. Cheeky - "Eee you cheeky monkey" was what my mother said to me all the time when I was a kid. You would say it to a complete stranger or someone you knew. Sometimes it might get expanded to "all right mate"? Arse - This is a word that doesn't seem to exist in America. Aggro - Short for aggravation, it's the sort of thing you might expect at a football match. There is sometimes aggro in the cities after the pubs shut! - This is used a lot around London and the south to mean, "Hello, how are you"?