Monday, March 28, 2005

The reason

until recently, the only blogs i read religiously were those by zack braff and jason mraz (who is absolutely hilarious). I've discovered comedy central genius intern andy and funny funny lunatic and am realizing i am not nearly entertaining enough to sustain anyone's attention with random ramblings. you need a better reason to read this. so what else do i have to offer? i know things. i know this city. i am going to share. keep an eye out for everything from fabulous date spots and travel tips to other useless but fun info i pick up who knows where.

to begin, i spend A LOT of time with english people. the girl i lived with last year who turned into a great friend, is a brit. she now lives with a good friend of hers from home, again, english. They both have several friends that live here and even more that visit. i worked at the soho house, sister club to famed soho house london and so all the managers and half the staff...english. here are some fun words, use them with wild abandon!

geezer: (GEEZ-ah) any person. ali g uses this a lot. "hey geezer, want to go to lunch?"

minger: (MING-ah) an ugly person. "she's a minger" and also, "he's minging."

pull: to hook up. "we pulled." "i pulled him" <---this is my favorite. i use it ALL the time.

wanker: (WANK-ah) an asshole.

take the piss or take the mick: to make fun of. "i'm just taking the piss" or "i'm taking the mick out of you" the words mick and piss can be used interchangeably.

Essex: a place in england. beware of girls and guys from essex. they have the reputation for being trashy. unless you like that in a person. people from essex know the reputation and are ALWAYS very proud to be from there and love it. ick.

There are two types of newspapers in london: titty papers and the others. many of londons main newspapers have half naked women in them. London's most popular paper, The Sun, has a "page 3 girl," a featured topless girl who is usually trying to kick off her modeling or acting career. they are almost always 20 and younger.

tipping: raining

fit: good looking. use where you'd normally use the word hot.

fringe: bangs. you know, those short hairs that girls have, they fall in your eyes.

chip butty: a french fry sandwich. literally, french fries (chips) between two pieces of buttered or mayonnaise laden bread. as if the fries didn't have enough fat/carbs....

bangers and mash: sausage and mashed potatoes.

toad in the hole: a dish that is sausages baked in yorkshire pudding (the batter that makes cream puffs and eclairs). i usually forget the name and call it "frog in the pit" the girls love making fun of me for that one....

pimms cup: THE drink in london in the summer. find a pub that serves it. make sure they serve it with lots of mint and oranges and other fruit.

shandy: half beer half lemonade (see below)

lemonade: sprite or 7up. i'm not sure what they call real lemonade.

vest top: a tank top

pants: underwear

trousers: pants

i'll add more as i think of them.

9 people who played with me:

Blogger Former Intern Andy said...

Good stuff. Encore!

3/28/2005 7:31 PM  
Blogger Lunatic said...

You should go visit "V" @ http://theprettieststar.blogspot.com/ she's a hip English chick that uses all those words. You guys should get along famously.

3/28/2005 8:34 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

this is awesome. It reminds me of georgia from angus, thongs, and full-frontal snogging-- a book from which I gleaned the phrase "laughing like loons on loon tablets." Yay yay yay.

3/28/2005 11:38 PM  
Blogger The Bag Lady said...

Hey- I'm an ex-NY brit who had friends working at Soho House too. I worked round the corner at Bivio- No idea why you'd find that even slightly interesting, but I guess you could go check out the HOT bartender!

3/30/2005 10:33 AM  
Blogger The Bag Lady said...

Oh and BTW- real lemonade is real lemonade!

3/30/2005 10:35 AM  
Anonymous andidas said...

my favourite is: "tofu-brain" also related in meaning is "koKoo"...both describing abnormal behaviour/thinking, but noone will be able to take it as an insult.

4/03/2005 3:23 PM  
Blogger Sarah_A said...

this blog is really good jasmine!
i love reading it!
another thing us brits do a lot (well in my part of england anyway) is put the word "well" infront of everything we say:
e.g. that was well good!
or i'm well cold

5/03/2005 2:32 PM  
Blogger Sarah_A said...

my blog has more english to american translations:
http://saraha89.blogspot.com

5/04/2005 12:47 PM  
Blogger nr said...

This is funny! Its funny hearing an american say words that english and Australians use even though I cant really hear you sayign them.

While Americans pronounce the 'R' in Wanker, I love how you have given us a pronounciation next to the word b/c we really do say wank-ah!!

I am a new reader this is why my response to this thread is some 2 years late!

2/21/2007 12:58 PM  

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