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  • Hello, everybody.

  • This is Elliot from E T.

  • J.

  • English.

  • How you're doing today.

  • I hope you all had a really good Christmas.

  • I had a great Christmas on.

  • It was great to spend some time with my family.

  • But now it's back to a YouTube lesson.

  • And today I'm answering a question which I was asked on Facebook about slang words.

  • Now I had a message from an Cecile Alico.

  • I think that's how you say your name on and said you did a video on slang words, which was really helpful.

  • Thank you, Anne.

  • I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  • I'm living in London now, and there are loads of slang words I can't understand when I'm with native speakers.

  • And she gave me some words and I'm going to explain, son, off these words Now on, I'm also going to share some of my own slang words, which I think will be really useful for you.

  • I know you all love these slang videos you love learning British slang on.

  • I'm going to explain some of these now.

  • So first of all, and asked me what does having a mayor mean having a mayor or in a mawr common British accent.

  • We would say having a mayor.

  • So if I'm having a mare, it's almost like saying I'm having a nightmare on.

  • It's usually talking about your day.

  • Oh, I'm having a mayor today and that means I'm just having a really terrible day.

  • It's like a nightmare.

  • I'm having a mare having a nightmare.

  • It's almost like saying that.

  • But we can also say having a mayor if someone's going a bit crazy, they're having a mayor there going, ah, bit crazy on Another thing we could say is that they're going off on one on.

  • That could mean they're going getting angry, going a bit crazy.

  • No acting right.

  • Going off on one, getting angry and no acting.

  • Right.

  • Next one.

  • Giza.

  • Alright, Jesu, If you're a geezer, then you're a bit of a lad.

  • You're a bit of a you know, cool guy.

  • And some men will call each other Giza.

  • Alright, Giza, how are you doing?

  • It's just like calling someone, mate, but it's a bit more of a cock.

  • Anything bit more than London thing If something is a banger, what is it?

  • A banger?

  • What a banger!

  • Some of you might know it as bangers and mash, which is a sausage that we have with MASH.

  • But if something is a banger, it means that it's a good song.

  • This song is a banger means that it's a really good song.

  • Some people also say tune when they hear a good song on.

  • That's just them, saying that they think it's a good song.

  • It's a tune, though.

  • Now the word, though, is used a lot in slang, for example, and gave me one, which says, It's good, though a lot of people might put the word, though at the end of some sentences on it's almost like to express even mawr how good something is or how bad something is, or just to show a bit more emphasis.

  • It's just what people do to kind of express a bit mawr feeling about what they're saying on when they spell it in text language.

  • They might right T h o.

  • Not, though, how we would normally spell it.

  • Yes, so and said she feels like these words are said all of the time, and they are said a lot slang.

  • It's slang, words and slang.

  • Terms are being created.

  • All of the time on these air, probably, I would say some of these ones that I've talked about like Bangor and using, though at the end of sentences.

  • These are words which have been put into context in slang fairly recently.

  • Probably this year, they've kind of risen along with the word lit.

  • If something is lit, then that means it's great.

  • It's good.

  • It's amazing.

  • It's lit.

  • I don't use this one.

  • It's more of a younger person's kind of term.

  • Or if you're a bit more kind of street.

  • Also the word banter.

  • What does the word banter mean?

  • Well, the word banter is it's almost like a culture.

  • Banter is a culture.

  • A British thing on banter is when we basically make fun off other people.

  • When we joke about other people, make people laugh about other people on its what Allfirst's ends do in England.

  • It's part of our culture now.

  • We don't do it in a bad way.

  • We don't take the piss out of people to be horrible.

  • It's actually our way of having a laugh off laughing off being friends.

  • We will joke about each other, say something, which might seem quite nasty to some of you Quite horrible.

  • It is actually our culture, and it's how we have fun.

  • We don't take ourselves very seriously in England.

  • So Banta is how we express ourselves.

  • I might say to my friend, You're a idea on I don't mean it in a bad way.

  • I'm just joking around and it just means that we're friends and we can say things like this to each other.

  • Now, with all of these slang words, I don't recommend that you use them in a formal situation.

  • Everyone knows that slang is much mawr involved within friendships.

  • It's used mawr within friendships.

  • So please be careful with these slang words because you could offend someone.

  • Also banter that can easily offend some.

  • So what we've learned from this lesson, we've learned some new slang words, some slang terms on.

  • Also, we've learned what banter is.

  • Andi.

  • We've learned that if somebody says something horrible to you in England, it probably just means that they're your friend.

  • Andre wants a joke.

  • Now you can say something back, but you have to be careful that you don't say something too offensive.

  • The best way to learn banter is just by getting to know how it works.

  • What's right to say What's wrong to say on finding that kind of level?

  • If not, don't worry about banter.

  • I'm not very good at band to myself.

  • I just like to be nice to people on.

  • That's how I make friends.

  • But some people do it differently.

  • Anyway, I hope you found this lesson useful, and I hope this answered your questions.

  • Remember if any of you have any questions for me, send me a message on Facebook.

  • Send me a message on YouTube and please don't forget to subscribe.

  • Give me a thumbs up.

  • And if you want to book a Skype English lesson with me, you can go down to the link below on.

  • Did you can start learning English with me on Skype right now?

  • Thank you very much for watching everybody.

  • It's been a pleasure.

Hello, everybody.

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A2 slang banter mayor good song giza mawr

British Slang | "Banter" Explained

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/24
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