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Thursday, May 12, 2005

London Slang - A Dictionary & Guide

London Slang is a website that provides an entertaining and somewhat educational look at unique (and not so unique) forms of 'Brit-Speak' for those of us "across the pond".

You'll be surprised at the number of slang terms that are shared between the U.S. and G.B. You'll be even more surprised at the number of words and phrases that are largely unknown to us as Americans.

A great many of the dictionary entries could be considered unique to youthful, trend-setting Londoners, especially the entries found in the 'Just Heard' section. Although the site does specify that most of the terms are collected from contributors within London itself, you will find many terms that are commonly used throughout Great Britain in general.

London Slang is not a site for those who are obsessed with being politically correct or for those who may have moral objections to off-color subjects, as you will find a liberal mix of raunchy entries within the mundane. However, the site is a fabulous example of the entertaining, and often under-rated, wit of the British.

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4 comment(s):

Thanks for the link!

By Blogger Gena Showalter, at 1:50 PM  

never underrate the wit of the brit

By Blogger Deek Deekster, at 2:12 PM  

Thank you, Gena and Deek, for your comments. I hope you found the link as entertaining and helpful as I did!

By Blogger klynn, at 8:34 AM  

Very entertaining link :D

By Blogger Rohit, at 4:42 AM  

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