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Monday, August 5, 2013

British Invasion


The other day I was researching a character for one of my WIPs—a right tosser if I’m being completely honest—and came across a few lists of Britishisms,* which are both illuminating and hilarious.

But they’re also helpful if you have, say, a chap from the UK in your story and want him to sound like a proper Brit. You know, one whose vocabulary includes more than “bloody” and “arse.”

I’ve been wanging on long enough. For more great Britishisms (plus a bit of their etymology), have a look at Not One-Off Britishisms. I’m keen on this list from XO Jane as well.


*Please forgive my piss-poor attempt at adding Britishisms to my post.

**If you happen to be British, what are some other common phrases or slang? Leave ’em in the comments.

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