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?  

3 comments:

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'.