Expand your U.K. IQ: Boys will be yobs
October 3, 2007
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.”
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