Wednesday, 6 December 2006

Inglese, anche se non sembra....

esempi di inglese dell'ESSEX(*)

(*) zona a est di Londra rinomata per la rozzaggine (**) dei suoi abitanti, soprattutto rozzaggine linguistica

(**) ma esiste 'sta parola?

alma chizzit - A request to find the cost of an item (how much is it)

amant - Quantity; sum total ("Thez a yuge amant of mud in Sarfend")

awss - A four legged animal, on which money is won, or more likely lost
That awss ya tipped cost me a fiver t'day")

branna - More brown than on a previous occasion ("Ere, Trace, ya look branna today, ave you been on a sunbed?")

bruvva - Male relative sharing same parents ("Me bruvva's back in court on Tuesday")

cort a panda - Large hamburger

dan in the maff- Unhappy ("Wossmatta, Trace, ya look a bit dan in the maff")

eye-eels - primarily women's shoes affording significant elevation to the wearer

Furrock - The location of Lakeside Shopping Centre

garrij - A building where a car is kept or repaired (Trace: "Oi, Darren, I fink the motah needs ta go in the garrij cos it aint working proper, innit")

Ibeefa - Balaeric holiday island

innit - Modifier, usually at end of sentence, to check or clarify that statement is accurate or understood (see "garrij" above - "it ain't working proper, innit")

lafarjik- Lacking in energy ("I feel all lafarjik")

luvaduk - peculiar local sexual practice - best not mentioned

oi oi! - Traditional greeting. Often heard from the doorway of pubs or during banging dance tunes at clubs

owssband - Unable to leave the house because of illness, disability etc

paipa - The Sun, The Mirror or The Sport

reband - The period of recovery and emotional turmoil after rejection by a loved one ("I couldn't elp it, I wuz on the reband from Craig")

Sarfend - Essex coastal resort boasting the longest pleasure pier in the world. The place where the characters from TV's, popular soap opera, Eastenders go on holiday

shu' up - Direct request for quiet ("shu' up, I'm tryiner watch Eastenders")

tan - The city of London, the big smoke

war' er - transparent colourless liquid; molecular structure characterised by two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom; vital to all lifeforms

webbats - Querying the location of something or someone. ("Webbats is me dole card Trace? I've gotta sign on in arf hour")

wonnid - 1. Desired, needed. 2. Wanted by the police

zaggerate - To imply that something is bigger or better than it actually is. ("I told ya a fazzand times already")

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