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 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.”

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