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langdradig*

* longthreadish

Dutch Netherlands

Word USED On Occasion BY Some People

(adj.) Used for stories that are too long.

“Wat vond je van m’n essay?” “Ik vond het een beetje langdradig.”

“What did you think of my essay?” “I thought it was a little longthreadish.”


Confirmed by 2 people




lang van stof*

* long of fabric

Dutch Netherlands

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Some People

Used for someone who speaks about something elaborately and for a long time.

“Ik wou even kort bij opa langs, maar ja, je weet dat hij altijd wat lang van stof is.”

“I wanted to make a short stop at grandpa’s, but well, he’s always quite long of fabric.”


Confirmed by 2 people




avoir la dalle

French France

Standard Phrase USED Frequently BY Some People

(v.) To be very hungry.

"Je commence à avoir la dalle."

"I'm starting to get hungry."


Confirmed by 13 people




to have your head screwed on

English United Kingdom

Standard Phrase USED On Occasion BY Some People

To think or act in a smart and sensible way.

"What do you think of the new girl?" "She's good, she's got her head screwed on."


Confirmed by 9 people




#DudukRumah

Malay Malaysia

Hashtag USED In the past BY Some People

A hashtag created during the COVID-19 crisis to encourage people to stay at home.

"Day 40 #DudukRumah"

"Day 40 #StayAtHome"


Confirmed by 2 people




syn

krijg nou wat*

* get something now

Dutch Netherlands

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

Used to express surprise, similar to the English “what the hell?”

“Krijg nou wat, dit heb ik nog nooit eerder gezien”

“Get something now, I’ve never seen this before”


Confirmed by 2 people




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en nollåtta*

* a zero-eight

Swedish Sweden

Slang USED On Occasion BY Some People

(n.) A sometimes derogatory term for a person from Stockholm, derived from Stockholm's area code, 08.

"Den där nollåttan kan inte köra!"

"That Stockholmer can't drive!"


Confirmed by 4 people




skive

English United Kingdom

Slang USED Frequently BY Some People

(v.) To play truant, meaning to not go in to work or school when you are supposed to.

"Let's skive maths this afternoon, I haven't done the homework."


Confirmed by 8 people




quid

English United Kingdom

Slang USED Frequently BY Some People

(n.) The British pound.

"Can you lend me two quid for some chewing gum?"


Confirmed by 12 people




baccy

English Northern England, United Kingdom

Slang USED On Occasion BY Some People

(n.) Shortened word for 'tobacco'.

"I'm rolling a cigarette, can I use your baccy?"


Confirmed by 8 people




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How do?

English Northern England, United Kingdom

Standard Phrase USED On Occasion BY Some People

Greeting often used between walkers as they pass each other on a hike. It doesn't really mean anything but it an expression of friendliness that does not require an actual answer.

"How do?" "How do?"


Confirmed by 6 people




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bagsy

English United Kingdom

Slang USED Frequently BY Some People

(v.) To claim something for yourself, reserving it so someone else can't take it.

"Bagsy front seat!" "Don't take the last slice of cake, I've bagsy'd it."


Confirmed by 7 people




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thunder-plump

Scots Scotland

Word USED On Rare Occasion BY Some People

(n.) A sudden, thundery shower of rain.

"It's awfie dreich the day, a reckon we're in fer an unco big thunder-plump!"

"It's awfully grey today, I reckon there's a very big thunder-plump coming!"





lass

English Northern England & Scotland, United Kingdom

Slang USED On Occasion BY Some People

(n.) A girl or young woman.

"Check out that lass over there."


Confirmed by 14 people




cuppa

English Northern England, United Kingdom

Word USED Very frequently BY Some People

(n.) A cup of tea. Contraction of the phrase "cup of".

"Want a cuppa?" "Ok, go on then."


Confirmed by 13 people