KF's British idioms explained

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arramus

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Agreed on the knickers one.

It's in context and synonymous to:

'all mouth and no action'
'all bark and no bite'

or as my uncle would say, 'all mooth 'n' nae fookin truzzers'.
 

DarkFenix

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I have to say I like the fact that a lot of British slang has been used in KF, however I can't stand cockney rhyming slang. Let's face it anyone who actually uses it is automatically a tosser. Could have done without it :p
 

dogbadger

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I have to say I like the fact that a lot of British slang has been used in KF, however I can't stand cockney rhyming slang. Let's face it anyone who actually uses it is automatically a tosser. Could have done without it :p

i agree, particularly with the new age mockney slang that ppl have made up recently, of which there's quite a lot on the OP's list.
My family's roots are east London and Hammersmith in the inner west but never used rhyming slang - although they had some great sayings and slang phrases.
I was brought up on the South western suburban edge of London - sitcom land - but i'm always amazed by ppl in this area who put on a forced London accent and use/make up crap rhyming slang.
 

mamoo

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i agree, particularly with the new age mockney slang that ppl have made up recently, of which there's quite a lot on the OP's list... a forced London accent and use/make up crap rhyming slang.

Don't get me wrong, I hate it as much as you do, I only aimed for as complete a list as possible, since the specific origins of each of the phrases probably don't concern your average reader.
 

playmaker_41

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Who do you think you are, bleeding Action Man?: Action Man is a platic figurine sold in Britain, think GI Joe. Except the knowing half of the battle has been replaced with a speedboat and an assaut rifle.

action man is british?!?!?! lol never knew that, saw his cartoon as a kid, i live in canada
 

Repeller

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If they somehow managed to toss in a strong Irish accent without it seeming unbelievable, I would love tripwire forever.
 

dogbadger

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If they somehow managed to toss in a strong Irish accent without it seeming unbelievable, I would love tripwire forever.

republic or N.I.?
it would be weird hearing a eire accent from a guy in british army or police uniform, thou there's apparently more ppl from the republic joining the british army than before...not sure about the met