My licence plate on my MX5 (Miata in American) was CHEEKY, which most Texans thought was something to do with bottoms - wrong!! Cheers - This word is obviously used when drinking with friends. For example when saying goodbye you could say "cheers", or "cheers then". Americans could use it in English pubs, but should avoid the other situations as it sounds wrong with an American accent. Cheesed off - This is a polite way of saying you are pissed off with something. Chuffed - You would be chuffed to bits if you were really pleased about something. - This expression brings back memories of being a kid and stealing apples from people's gardens. It means you are talking out of your butt and has nothing to do with any kind of dessert! Cockney rhyming slang - There are lots of words that make up cockney rhyming slang.
Sometimes we would get caught and some old bloke would come out and shout "oi clear off you lot". Cobblers - I have heard people say "what a load of cobblers" more than once. Derived from the cockney rhyming slang where Cobblers Awls = Balls! These are basically rhyming words like "butchers hook" which means "look".
If you are in London and you hear someone talk about a Septic they are probably talking about you - because it's short for "Septic tank" which equals "yank", which is our word for an American. Codswallop - Another one I heard a lot as a kid - usually when I was making up excuses for how the window got broken or why my dinner was found behind the sofa.
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Cheeky means you are flippant, have too much lip or are a bit of a smart arse! It refers to the way a story gets changed as is passes from one person to the next so that the end result may be completely different from what was originally said. Chivvy along - When I'm standing patiently in the checkout queue at Tesco I like to chivvy along the old ladies in front of me.
Generally you are considered to be a bit cheeky if you have an answer for everything and always have the last word. Or in the north "tara" which is pronounced sort of like "churar". If only they would stop fannying around and hurry up!
Bloody - One of the most useful swear words in English. It is also used to emphasise almost anything, "you're bloody mad", "not bloody likely" and can also be used in the middle of other words to emphasise them. Blow me - When an English colleague of mine exclaimed "Blow Me" in front of a large American audience, he brought the house down. Chat up - To chat someone up is to try and pick them up.
It is simply an exclamation of surprise, short for "Blow me down", meaning something like I am so surprised you could knock me over just by blowing. If you spotted a scrummy girly in a bar you might try to chat her up. Cheeky - "Eee you cheeky monkey" was what my mother said to me all the time when I was a kid.