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  • Hello and welcome back to english with Lucy.

  • I've got a very special guest today.

  • - This is Emma (Hello Emma) - Hi I'm Emma from

  • the YouTube channel mmmEnglish.

  • - 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 and I have quite different accents.

  • This is because obviously I'm English and

  • I'm Australian.

  • Yeah so which part are you from? I come 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!

  • So in this video, I'm going to give Emma five

  • british slang, phrases, words and 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!" Ok! all right, write that down. - Right, the next one

  • is codswallop, and I do actually use this one

  • a little 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 like good-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 like somewhere 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 Australian? 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 saying it.

  • You guys can all start saying it, too.

  • Yeah, total dish!

  • I'm almost 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.

  • 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 make a plan to meet

  • them and they ...uh hang on. - No, you are right.

  • For 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... - There's no,

  • there's no object actually. - Oh.

  • 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 of saying that, isn't it?

  • - You could 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. - Okay. - 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. It kind of sounds

  • like...do you have dosh? - Dosh as well yeah

  • money.

  • Yeah money. So posh nosh costs

  • a 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 of 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! How about chin wag? [A chat.] Damn it!

Hello and welcome back to english with Lucy.

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