The London Paralympics kicked of this week with a great opening ceremony that starred Professor Stephen Hawkings, Sir Ian McKellen, and the double amputee war veteran.Bringing people in from all over the world, These Games gave London the spotlight.
Something very remarkable from Britain, is the dialect in which english is spoken.Expressing something here in America might mean something completely different in London, nonetheless, it could even be a phrase that is so foreign to us that we think, "What?!?!" and maybe even laugh a little.
Some words that are often used in London for self epression are,
Aggro - Short for aggravation, it is the sort of thing you might expect at a hockey match. In other words,trouble! There is sometimes aggro in the cities after the pubs shut!
All right? - This is used a lot around London to mean, "Hello, how are you"? You would address it to a complete stranger or someone you knew.The normal response would be for them to say "All right"? It is said in a question..
Bees Knees -. So if you are in polite company and want to say that something was fabulous, this phrase might come in handy.
Bollocks - This is typically used to describe something that is not good (that's bollocks) or that someone is talking complete nonsense, (he's talking bollocks).
Surprisingly it is also used in a positive manner to describe something that is the best, in which case you would describe it as being "the dog's bollocks".
Now that we know some English slang, all that is left is to pack a suitcase and off we go!