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Slang 101, Part 5:

Because you may or may not have demanded it, we’re back with one more edition of U.K. slang, courtesy of the Web site peevish.co.uk/slang. Wow your wary British friends and fellow airmen with your command of language that could only come from living in England. Or reading Stripes UK weekly. Enjoy!

Tactical chunder: noun; a bout of vomiting, self-administered to enable one to drink more alcohol. A play on the expression “tactical blunder.”

Tandoori two-step: noun; having diarrhea and an upset stomach.

Wet the baby’s head: verb phrase; to celebrate the birth of a baby with a drink of alcohol, often an excuse for a drinking spree.

Yitney: noun; a coward.

Yob: noun; a young hooligan, derived from the backward spelling for “boy.”

Got a question about something you’ve seen or heard around the United Kingdom? E-mail us at: uknews@estripes.osd.mil

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