I came up with this collection of common colloquialisms. Check this out, curious bloggers: Above each set of colloquialisms comes one in bold. This bold word is the definition; the upper class construction of each common colloquialism below it. Below the bold words are colloquialism collections in this continental order: America (Yanks), Australia (Ozzies), England (Poms).
Because I currently live in Greece, I've been considerably off course with colloquial chitchat. Which is a chagrin, cause it conclusively comforts me; it's like a Capella, or a chant - musicality of the English language.
Colloquialisms are like trademarks for each country; characteristics that cognominate each English-speaking country from the others. Can you conceptualize the ceasing of colloquialisms? Try to conceive how charmless the world would be.
So. I've committed myself to the concept that colloquialisms are like cake. They come in all sorts of colors, contours and capacities. Can you consider life with only one class of cake? No, I didn't think so ...
So come on in to my crazy head and add to this collection. Tell me you can, comment below with your common colloquialism set of three, and I'll post your blog link along with it cause I lurve you. Or even correct me. My American slang might be a little off course ;)
Airhead, Dipshit, Git
Bird, Chick/Sheela, Skirt
Airbags, Hooters, Jugs
Make out, Pash, Snog
Blitzed, Shitfaced, Arse-over-tit
Eats, Tucker, Grub
Goof, Dag, Donkey
Washroom, Dunny, Loo
Please add to the list, Colloquialism Collectors! All crazy, canny, crude, continentally characteristic, or even cliched colloquialisms are welcome :)
Stephen T. McCarthy says:
Dumbass, Nimrod, Wally, Dork
(OK, did have 4 for this.)
Watery Tart says:
Arse, booty, hiney
Homey, Cobber and Mate
Slushpile Slut says (this cracked me up I had to add it!):
LOL! I'm a dag skirt & when I'm arse-over-tit, I shake my airbags and like to snog but somehow I always end up in the loo tossing my tucker! :)
B. Miller says:
Southern colloquialisms to add to your collection:
Fixin' to: getting ready to do something.
Over yonder: That-a-way.
A fur piece: Pretty far down the road.
How are you:
Don't even get me going on how much texting has started an entire language of its' own.
LOL, GTG, TTYL.
It'll be ok, friend:
She'll be right, mate.