British Slang vs Australian Slang | Colloquial English Words and Phrases

hello and welcome back to english with Lucy I got a very special guest today this is Emma (Hello Emma) hi I'm Emma from the YouTube channel mmmEnglish English English I'm so glad to be here today.

It's so nice to have you I was so excited when Emma got in contact with me because i actually saw your channel a while ago and I thought mmmm.

Good that's what I wanted you to think! No I really liked it, she does really really fun and pretty videos that are really really lovely.

You might have noticed that Emma I have quite different accents this is because obviously I'm English and I'm Australian yeah so which part are you from? I'm from Melbourne So right down the southern end of Australia about as far away from London as you can possibly get.

Yeah it's the other side of the world isn't it? It literally is! But very exciting, Emma's visiting England and it's a lovely rainy day very English day yeah but, you know, this is the true England this is what I came for! exactly! Welcome to my country! In this video I'm going to give Emma five british slang phrases words phrases and she has to guess what they mean and they're a little bit obscure so I think it'll be quite fun.

Uuh you've picked some really hard one for me then yeah and after that you can check out the video on my channel where I'll be testing Lucy on some Australian slang ok so I've got my list of british slang words and phrases on my phone no cheating so what does it mean if i say Gordon Bennett? as soon as you said Gordon Bennett i think of Pride and Prejudice and I think of Elizabeth Bennett and so I have no idea.

Go on you have to guess you have to guess when would you use Gordon Bennett? Is it like like golly OH, oooh she's quite close yeah so it means like 'blimey' or crikey', it's to show surprise or shock so in context it's like something surprising happened you'd say oh Gordon Bennett I can't believe that all right now the next one is codswallop and I do actually use this one a bit i think that means something like I don't believe you ok so give me a, give me a situation so if you told me that all British people are hilarious I'd say codswallop.

Codswallop means nonsense or rubbish so if you don't believe what someone's saying you could say codswallop, absolute codswallop.

The next one then, dishy.

Oooh dishy.

Can I ask for clues? Yeah within reason is it an adjective? Adjective! Dishy I was hoping for the other one Dishy, dishy, like fishy strange? No if I said that someone is dishy oh likegood-looking oh yes well done yeah so if I say ooh he's a bit dishy it means he's quite good looking delicious yeah like I feel likesomewhere along the line that comes from a saying that was like he's a bit of a dish.

Oooh can you say that? Can you say that in Austalian? He's a bit of a dish.

He's a total dish I don't even know if anyone really says that but i'm going to start something you guys can all start saying it too yeah, total dish! I'm expecting that in the comments Lucy and Emma you are dishes! Dishes! Yeah! okay what about this one this one is a phrasal verb and it is to blow off to blow off something means to like, like if you were.

Mmmm There are a couple of meanings actually there are a couple of meanings ok so the one that I think it is if you can i describe it? If you blow off someone it means that you you make a plan to meet them and they.

Uh hang on.

No you are right.

or one meaning there's one definition to blow someone off is to make a plan and then let them down just cancel it that's the one! But I'm talking about a real slang meaning ok to blow off someone we.

Theres no there's no object actually.


You just blow off Oh to get angry? Nope! No, that's blow up isn't it.

you might have me here so I'm going to ask you: Emma, did you just blow off? really that's what you say blow off.

Yeah, to fart! to pass gas out of your nether regions.

To blow off means to pass wind.

it's a very proper way it's saying it could you definitely also just say fart.

Fart? Yeah fart you can use.

when i was a child with my mom always said Lucy it's not a fart it's a blow off so you can use it as a noun and also as a verb.

I used to get Emma, it's not a fart it's a fluff we can also say pop off as well okay you've got lots of options there for someone who releases gas blahh ok last one then ok this one's an noun and it's nosh, nosh, nosh, nosh so it's a nice one to say.

It is! nosh! posh, mosh.

You can have posh nosh.

Can you? mmm! oh so is it like food or drink? yes! Food! It's just food! Food, if I say shall we go and grab some nosh it is quite a posh way of saying it.

And if i'm talking about posh nosh we're going to get some expensive food.

okay yeah all right! Cheap nosh, cheap food.

Yeah nosh is a good one, very colloquial But quite posh colloquial so yeah use it.

Poshly! Poshly.

So like it's quite common, people use it all the time.

If you use it people will understand it, absolutely but it's it's not common common.

It kind of sounds like.

Do you have dosh? Dosh as well yeah money yeah money so posh nosh costs lot of dosh.

What a team! Right so That was the end of my video now you need to go and check Emma's video on her mmmEnglish channel.

The link is gonna be in the description just down there and you can see Emma testing me on my Australian slang knowledge so yes, I hope you enjoy the video don't forget to connect with me on all my social media which is all over Emma's face.

yeah I know embrace it, all over your face and we'll both see you back for another video very very soon! Mwah!.

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