English Canada

double-double

Slang USED Frequently BY Canadians

(n.) • Common way to drink coffee in Canada. 2 cream and 2 sugar.

“Hi, can I order a double-double please?”

Confirmed by 2 people

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English New Mexico, USA

umbers

Slang USED On Rare Occasion BY Skaters, locals

It is usually used when you get caught doing something and/or hear about gossip. Skaters use it when someone gets caught by the cops. Locals use it as a reaction to gossip.

*after hearing about a skater friend getting caught by the cops* "Umbers, you got caught by the cops." *after hearing some gossip* "Umbers!"

English | Pittsburghese Pittsburgh, United States

yinz

Word USED Frequently BY People who grew up in Pittsburgh

Much like, "y'all" or "youse guys," it is a pronoun used when referring to a group of people.

"Yinz watch 'at game last night?"

English Chicago, United States

dibs

Word USED Frequently BY Everybody, but mostly seasoned parkers

The practice of placing objects in the space where one parks one's car on the street to prevent or deter another car from parking in the spot while one's car is elsewhere. In parts of the city where most of the available parking is on the street, this became a common practice during winter, as people who spent time and energy shoveling the snow around their parked cars didn't want someone else to then take advantage of it. Most point to severe blizzards in the late 1960s/early 1970s as the origin of this practice, though the term "dibs" referring to it is considered to have started with a Chicago Tribune Columnist in 1999. Chicago City Code officially identifies the practice as illegal, though enforcement is often inconsistent. Residents' opinions on the practice are often polarized and disagreements have at times led to acts of vandalism and/or violence between offended parties. Similar practices have been observed in Pittsburgh ("Parking Chair"), Baltimore (same), Boston ("Space Saving"), and Philadelphia ("Savesies").

"Don't park there, Tony. See that old toilet? Someone's got dibs on that spot, and it'd be unwise to provoke someone who can lift an object that heavy all by themself."

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English United States

shark week

Expression USED In the past BY Young males

Euphemism for menstrual period.

"She's in a bad mood, it must be shark week!"

English | Hiberno-English Ireland, Ireland

that's gas

Expression USED Frequently BY Everybody

That's gas means 'that's funny'

"Did you hear about the funny thing that happened?" "Yeah, I did, that's gas"

English Cork City, Ireland

langer

Slang USED Very frequently BY Mostly men

Means penis but mostly used as meaning idiot, fool, or not a nice person. Langers means drunk. Langerated also drunk. A langerload means a huge quantity or number.

"Don't mind that Murphy fellow. He's an awful, fierce, desperate langer." "Peter had a langerload of pints and was totally langers."

English East Coast, United States

on the biatny

Standard Phrase USED On Rare Occasion BY Americans

Describes something in relation to another object that is diagonally across from something

"Their house is on the biatny from The Smith’s place."

English United States

rizz

Slang USED On Occasion BY Young people

Charisma

"He's got girls hanging all over him because he's got serious rizz."

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English New York, USA

bogies

Word USED Very frequently BY everybody

Cigarettes.

"Got a spare bogie?"

English United States

raincheck

Expression USED On Occasion BY Everybody

Taking a raincheck means politely declining an offer, with the implication another attempt will be made at a later time.

"You like to come over for tv and pasta time?" "Sorry buddy, I'll have to take a raincheck."

British English UK Territories

Bob's your uncle

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Anyone

Used to express something which is easily follows another. As in, "there you have it", "there you go", "simple as that", etc.

"Got a muddy carpet problem? Just leave your shoes at the door and, Bob's your uncle, you'll keep those floors nice and clean!"

"Got a muddy carpet problem? Just leave your shoes at the door and, there you have it, you'll keep those floors nice and clean!"

Pidgin English Nigeria, Nigeria

how far

Slang USED Very frequently BY Everybody

A common salutation used to inquire about general wellbeing similar to "What's going on?" or "How is it going?". It can also be used to ask about a specific situation.

"My guy how far?"

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English Australia

woop woop

Expression USED Frequently BY Everyone

A remote location.

“It’s great that my daughter is so interested in soccer but the games are so spread out I’m a bit sick of driving to woop woop every Saturday morning”

A distant location that was once a town but no longer exists

English Australia

g'day

Abbreviation USED Very frequently BY Everybody

Contraction of good day.

"G'day mate"

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English Wales

cwtch

Word USED Very frequently BY Almost Everyone

(n.) • A close, Welsh hug.

“Come here and give me a cwtch before you go.”

Confirmed by 3 people

English United States

I can't breathe

Reference USED Very frequently BY People fighting for justice

A phrase used in connection to the recent murder of George Floyd, a black man who died on May 25th, 2020 after a police officer in Minneapolis pinned him down by kneeling on his neck for nearly eight minutes. During the incident, which was captured on video, Floyd can be heard repeatedly saying "I can't breathe."

#JusticeForGeorgeFloyd

Confirmed by 23 people

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English English speaking countries

a little birdie told me

Idiom USED On Occasion BY Some people

This idiom is used playfully not to reveal the source of information about something. Usually, however, the source of the information is obvious. Sometimes rendered as 'A little bird told me'

"How did you know it was my birthday?" "Let's just say a little birdie told me!"

Confirmed by 26 people

English Australia

not here to fuck spiders

Expression USED On Occasion BY Some People

An Australian way of saying "we're not here to do nothing".

"Should we start the meeting?" "Well, we’re not here to fuck spiders, are we?"

Confirmed by 13 people

English United States

We're gonna need a bigger boat

Reference USED Rarely BY Some people

Reference to the 1975 shark movie Jaws. Is used when current resources aren't enough to handle the situation that is about to come.

"I heard more than 100 people are coming to the party tonight" "Damn, we're gonna need a bigger boat"

Confirmed by 16 people