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2013-10-16 07:55:28 AM
Extra? WTF
 
2013-10-16 08:01:09 AM
This lot don't have a scooby
 
2013-10-16 08:01:16 AM
Free country, innit?
 
2013-10-16 08:01:30 AM
Bet their knickers would get in a bunch at an American school.

Awesomesauce Dawg!
 
2013-10-16 08:02:46 AM
All the contemporary London slang has been lifted wholesale from the pages of Harry Potter.
It's a sad state of affairs that UK youth feel the need to express themselves with words that are not actually words, but 'cool slang' is something that's been around since the dawn of 'teenagers' back in the 80s.
There is one redeeming quality of London youth however, they wear belts and pull their pants up. Somehow, even with the mass-marketing of USA culture globally, the fashion for parading your stinkhole in public has not caught on over there, possibly due in some small way to the fact that most UK children have crooked and stained stinkholes, same as their teeth, and food, and weather.
 
2013-10-16 08:04:15 AM
 
2013-10-16 08:05:05 AM

YoOjo: All the contemporary London slang has been lifted wholesale from the pages of Harry Potter.
It's a sad state of affairs that UK youth feel the need to express themselves with words that are not actually words, but 'cool slang' is something that's been around since the dawn of 'teenagers' back in the 80s.
There is one redeeming quality of London youth however, they wear belts and pull their pants up. Somehow, even with the mass-marketing of USA culture globally, the fashion for parading your stinkhole in public has not caught on over there, possibly due in some small way to the fact that most UK children have crooked and stained stinkholes, same as their teeth, and food, and weather.


You sound old.

/how's your lawn?
 
2013-10-16 08:07:31 AM
Cory Doctorow, with sweat and dead man's balls
 
2013-10-16 08:09:24 AM

YoOjo: All the contemporary London slang has been lifted wholesale from the pages of Harry Potter.
It's a sad state of affairs that UK youth feel the need to express themselves with words that are not actually words, but 'cool slang' is something that's been around since the dawn of 'teenagers' back in the 80s.
There is one redeeming quality of London youth however, they wear belts and pull their pants up. Somehow, even with the mass-marketing of USA culture globally, the fashion for parading your stinkhole in public has not caught on over there, possibly due in some small way to the fact that most UK children have crooked and stained stinkholes, same as their teeth, and food, and weather.


What?! You mean slang comes from pop culture?!

Shakespeare would like a word. Or about 5,000.
 
2013-10-16 08:10:07 AM
and bob's your uncle, innit

u wot m8
 
2013-10-16 08:10:25 AM
Cor!
 
2013-10-16 08:10:34 AM
Crewmannumber6:

You sound old.

Mid-40s. No idea if that is old, I keep saying it is but everyone corrects me.
I feel that in the seven stages of man I am closing the gap rapidly, not so long ago relatively I'd be about as old as you could get, whereas I imagine soon(ish) in the future 45 years old will be very young.
I'd be ok if this is all there is, I definitely do not want to live until my ass-wiping duties have to handed over.
I lost the lawn in a divorce.
 
2013-10-16 08:13:34 AM
I understand banning slang and making them use proper grammar, I think all schools should do this, but what's wrong with like, bare and extra?
 
2013-10-16 08:13:45 AM
Nuffink I says or 'ow I says it makes a tinker's cuss of a diff wedda I gets the job, yeah?

S'about "aptitude", innit?
 
2013-10-16 08:13:55 AM
 
2013-10-16 08:14:30 AM
buncha randy scouse gits
 
2013-10-16 08:17:20 AM
Respeck.
 
2013-10-16 08:19:22 AM

Crewmannumber6: YoOjo: All the contemporary London slang has been lifted wholesale from the pages of Harry Potter.
It's a sad state of affairs that UK youth feel the need to express themselves with words that are not actually words, but 'cool slang' is something that's been around since the dawn of 'teenagers' back in the 80s.
There is one redeeming quality of London youth however, they wear belts and pull their pants up. Somehow, even with the mass-marketing of USA culture globally, the fashion for parading your stinkhole in public has not caught on over there, possibly due in some small way to the fact that most UK children have crooked and stained stinkholes, same as their teeth, and food, and weather.

You sound old.


and completely inaccurate. im indoors works in Hackney and not one single word of yoot slang there has been lifted from the pages of Harry Potter.

not. a single. word
 
2013-10-16 08:19:49 AM
i.imgur.comWanted for questioning.
 
2013-10-16 08:21:27 AM
Well, they did, but no, but yeah, but no...
 
2013-10-16 08:22:05 AM
As a new resident of south London, this might have some merit.

Also:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIMeTKo1vWM
 
2013-10-16 08:30:47 AM
As an American, I can't understand half of the termonology Brits use anyway. No problem with Brits of course, especially Londoners,  but the cockneys I've known that come here sound like they're chomping on a fistful of dicks.
 
2013-10-16 08:33:15 AM
Oy subs, wots wif de atch on appy?
 
2013-10-16 08:34:52 AM
There will be no extra credit then.
 
2013-10-16 08:36:19 AM
Lady J:

not. a single. word

Well, m'Lady. It would seem that 'im indoors knows not a jot about reality based scenarios, I assume he's perpetually overdosing on designer psychedelics like everyone else over there in Hackney.
Here's the chronology of London street urchin slang for the 21st century.
2001-2003: Almost entirely influenced by Lord Patrick Moore, the one-eyed astronaut and his witticisms regarding Stephen Fry's erectile dysfunction.
Sample - 'Oh bunter, your wiggle is busted'.
2003-2007: Gordon Brown and Russell Brand dominated the slang charts with their fey urban hollerings.
Sample - 'Man Dem wicked bass crew'.
2007-2008: A brief resurgence in the style of Kenny Everett, rest his soul.
Sample- BOMB RUSSIA!
2008-2011: Enid farking Blyton.
Sample - Hurrah!!!
2011-2013: Harry farkface Potter dominates hip hop and thus youth slang.
Sample: Dat munter bare evil son, innit.

/lived in Hackney, in a warehouse, back when there were no frothy coffees and no media twats.
 
2013-10-16 08:45:12 AM

jimpoz: Respeck.


Came here for this. Leaving satisfied.
 
2013-10-16 08:50:43 AM

Crewmannumber6: I'm not bovahd
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTNycV-rThY


Am I bovahd?
I ain't e'en bovahd.
 
2013-10-16 08:52:14 AM

Crewmannumber6: I'm not bovahd
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTNycV-rThY


BARROWMAN!!!  *shakes tiny fist*
 
2013-10-16 08:53:06 AM
Ali G does not approve.

No Ali G refernces fark? Wtf?
 
2013-10-16 08:53:54 AM

YoOjo


but 'cool slang' is something that's been around since the dawn of 'teenagers' back in the 80s.


Hey there, hep cat. 23-Skidoo and like such as.
 
2013-10-16 08:57:03 AM

Crewmannumber6: I'm not bovahd
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTNycV-rThY


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxB1gB6K-2A
 
2013-10-16 08:58:08 AM

YoOjo: All the contemporary London slang has been lifted wholesale from the pages of Harry Potter.


Slags, chavs, ASBOs, mingers, the old Bill, the nick, you've been nicked, shirt lifters, tosser, tosspot, wanker, bollocks (and its opposite, the dog's bollocks), doing a runner, etc., etc.,  -- all these debuted in Harry Potter?

I think it is probably more accurate that everything you know about contemporary Brit slang came from the pages of Harry Potter.

//what a minger
 
2013-10-16 08:59:12 AM

YoOjo: 2011-2013: Harry farkface Potter dominates hip hop and thus youth slang.
Sample: Dat munter bare evil son, innit.



which of those words are from harry potter?! i guess the word evil is probably used in the books, but apart from that?
 
2013-10-16 09:04:00 AM

Lady J: YoOjo: 2011-2013: Harry farkface Potter dominates hip hop and thus youth slang.
Sample: Dat munter bare evil son, innit.


which of those words are from harry potter?! i guess the word evil is probably used in the books, but apart from that?


NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU biatch!!
 
2013-10-16 09:04:03 AM
"Is it cos I is black?"
 
2013-10-16 09:06:16 AM

calbert: buncha randy scouse gits


img.poptower.com
 
2013-10-16 09:07:54 AM
Buy a couple of albums by Dizzee Rasall

3.bp.blogspot.com

I can't stand rap and hip-hop, but this guy is really funny and clever. You'll have Brit slang down in two listens.

I'm sure there is plenty by him on YouTube. Look for the song 'Bonkers.'
 
2013-10-16 09:10:12 AM

cynicalminion: Crewmannumber6: I'm not bovahd
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTNycV-rThY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxB1gB6K-2A


That was better
 
2013-10-16 09:13:33 AM

hillary: YoOjo: All the contemporary London slang has been lifted wholesale from the pages of Harry Potter.

Slags, chavs, ASBOs, mingers, the old Bill, the nick, you've been nicked, shirt lifters, tosser, tosspot, wanker, bollocks (and its opposite, the dog's bollocks), doing a runner, etc., etc.,  -- all these debuted in Harry Potter?

I think it is probably more accurate that everything you know about contemporary Brit slang came from the pages of Harry Potter.

//what a minger


in places like hackney there are whole contemporary lexica (lexicons?) that if you arent a yoot from the hood, you will not understand a word of. did you see Top Boy? nearly as hard to follow as the Wire at times

and jack shiat to do with HP
 
2013-10-16 09:16:37 AM
My sister spent some time in London and told me that cockney slang changes as they're speaking, they never say things the same way twice.
 
2013-10-16 09:17:28 AM
Reasonably current slum slang transposed into two WWII RAF pilots, innit?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CwfCBa6PSM&list=PL1463A878E08E8128

There's a whole series of these. I ain't bovvered.
 
2013-10-16 09:19:15 AM
It would take too long to list the number of misapprehensions Mr Doctorow has about academy schools - for a start, they are not allowed to introduce any form of academic selection - so I'll assume that the rest of the article is equally ill-informed. That said, if the children can, as he claims, easily "code-shift" to different registers, why does he think it will be so hard for them to do so in school? A little assumption about black urban kids there, perhaps?
 
2013-10-16 09:24:48 AM

Crewmannumber6: My sister spent some time in London and told me that cockney slang changes as they're speaking, they never say things the same way twice.


old school cockney rhyming slang (apples and pears / plates of meat etc etc) doesnt really exist anymore. well, not spoken anyway, imo. but there's now multiple london slang subgroups.. black, asian, east end. I look forward to the appearance of eastern european terms.

Lady J likes words.
 
2013-10-16 09:28:58 AM

hillary: YoOjo: All the contemporary London slang has been lifted wholesale from the pages of Harry Potter.

Slags, chavs, ASBOs, mingers, the old Bill, the nick, you've been nicked, shirt lifters, tosser, tosspot, wanker, bollocks (and its opposite, the dog's bollocks), doing a runner, etc., etc.,  -- all these debuted in Harry Potter?

I think it is probably more accurate that everything you know about contemporary Brit slang came from the pages of Harry Potter.

//what a minger


Lady J: YoOjo: 2011-2013: Harry farkface Potter dominates hip hop and thus youth slang.
Sample: Dat munter bare evil son, innit.


which of those words are from harry potter?! i guess the word evil is probably used in the books, but apart from that?


I am sorry that you took me seriously.
I am never serious on Fark. I make things up to entertain myself and the three people that laugh at my brain-droppings.
If I were you I'd reduce my coffee intake maybe, or slow down the frequency that you reply indignantly trying to prove a stranger is wrong when they were just making complete nonsense up for the fark of it.
It was/is pretty obvious.
Like I said, I lived in London, I'm English (and American by some weird twist), so I am capable of knowing what I'm talking about on matters pertaining to the realm, I just choose to make it all up and steer my ship towards [unintelligible mutterings].
 
2013-10-16 09:31:31 AM
lulz...

Lauren: Did you see Beyonce last night on the television? Beyonce is well bing bing. Am I bovvered? Am I bovvered though? I ain't even bovvered! Don't tell me what to do, are you telling me what to do? Are you disrespecting me? Are you stupid? Why don't you shut up though? Shut up, then. I don't care though, I ain't bovvered!
Estate Agent: Terry your husband? Ahh! Jesus Christ!!! What the hell have you done in here? You know what they say about a man who likes a bit of chrome in his kitchen, likes a bit of cock up his arse! Do you dream about it? No kids, drives a big black Cherokee Jeep, likes chrome, not to mention the cheap aftershave and cropped hair. YOU BIG OLE' BENDER!
Nan Taylor: What a load of ole' shiat! Everything's a pound? That ain't bad is it, that's quite reasonable. I don't know where I'd put it all, but I'd take it all off your hands for a pound. Oh, farkin' chill out!
The Backhander Woman: You know what you could do, you could just get out of your car and say No! No! NO!!! I SAID NO!!! and then get the pail of water and fling it over his greasy, flea ridden head and he'll be like "Ow, that's hot, Ow! Ow, that's hot!" and then just give him a backhander, One swift backhander right across his red, steaming face. Hitler worshipping pikey scum!
Woman In Office: Guess where my hairdresser comes from? Make time, it's fun! You Love It!!! Norfolk? They don't have hairdressers in Norfolk. Denmark? It's not a mullet! Cardiff! My hairdresser's from Cardiff! You need more than a haircut, you scab faced old trout!

Aga Saga Woman: Darling, what are you doing? What did mummy tell you? Not with a wooden spoon, you'll bruise the dough. Thomas, Chloe, I've got some bad news, daddy hasn't been able to find any good brie on this trip.
Thomas: What about that Wensleydale left over from Ginnie's christening?
Aga Saga Woman: Don't be silly, it's a Parisian picnic, do you want the other children to laugh at you?
 
2013-10-16 09:33:10 AM

Crewmannumber6: cynicalminion: Crewmannumber6: I'm not bovahd
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTNycV-rThY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxB1gB6K-2A

That was better


perfect ten.  :)
 
2013-10-16 09:40:44 AM

Nacc: and bob's your uncle, innit

u wot m8


i wot m8, yeah.

/jess passin on 'froo
 
2013-10-16 09:43:12 AM

YoOjo: All the contemporary London slang has been lifted wholesale from the pages of Harry Potter.
It's a sad state of affairs that UK youth feel the need to express themselves with words that are not actually words, but 'cool slang' is something that's been around since the dawn of 'teenagers' back in the 80s.
There is one redeeming quality of London youth however, they wear belts and pull their pants up. Somehow, even with the mass-marketing of USA culture globally, the fashion for parading your stinkhole in public has not caught on over there, possibly due in some small way to the fact that most UK children have crooked and stained stinkholes, same as their teeth, and food, and weather.


Don't mean to mollycoddle ya, toots, but slang's straight legit and mad old school. Let me lay it down like 411 with hutzpah for the hep cats, swingers, baby-mamas, flappers, dudes, chicks, cholos, bangers posted at the bodega, and of course the fuzz (want to stay out of the clink, feel me?). English is game to get jiggy, crunk, or bump uglies with any Tom, Dick, or Harry with a slack yob. It can go deep without landing tits-up, both sides of the coin--a hotdogger that's chill. The English language is a live wire on the cutting edge. So long as the meaning's copacetic things be right rasta, bombaclot. If you want to be an old cooze about new slang, groovy but don't be a bummer by sticking a jimmyhat on a real mensch of a tongue, capice?
 
2013-10-16 09:57:37 AM
so it turns out yanks trying to speak brit are adorable
 
2013-10-16 10:03:57 AM
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