Wednesday, August 01, 2012

British Slang

(This picture has absolutely nothing to do with British Slang!)

Today I learned two new words, both of them slang used in Britain.  I will try to remember to use both of them myself because they are just too cute!

1).  Chuffed - A state of delighted satisfaction
example:  After opening the gift, I was chuffed and excited!

2).  Faff - To spend time on a non-productive activity. "Waste time".
example:  "I spent ages faffing about with my hair this morning."

I so prefer faffing to, well you know, that naughty "f" word that everyone throws around so much.  I rather prefer to faff about, don't you?  Now I must get that British accent just right...

Do you know any fun slang words you can share with me?  


Stacey's Treasures said...

These sound like fun words to try out. "oofta" I will have to remember them.

Love Bears All Things said...

Well as s**t is my go to word when I'm most distressed, not often, I prefer the french: Merde, sounds so much better don't you think....
And the F word you speak of is my all time most hated word so Faff works for me.
Have a cool and fun summer day.
Mama Bear

Bonnie said...

I've been "faffing" all morning I'm afraid. I've rather enjoyed it though. Teaching preK I try to keep my slang to a minimum, although I hear a lot:) I do love fun words tho'.