1. “I DIDN’T DO NOTHING”

Double-negative. Means the opposite of what it says. Anglo-Saxon derivation. Authentic pronunciation: [nah-fink].

2. “DYANOWADDIMEAN?”

Composite, from the original: “Do you know what I mean?

3. “WOTCHA”

Entirely meaningless phatic filler.

4. “BREXIT MEANS BREXIT”

Entirely meaningless phatic filler.

5. “DON’T EVEN…”

Just don’t, okay?

6. “MEH”

Not yet a word. A sound that indifferent bodies make.

7. “AMAZEBALLS”

Complimentary adjective. Hopefully short-lived.

8. “WE’RE GOING TO MAKE A SUCCESS OF IT”

We’re all going to die! Mwah-ha-ha-ha!!” Cue: [evil laughter…]

On a related note, watch this video for some refreshing perspectives from refugees in the UK, via BBC Three.

Feel free to add your own suggested phrases below.

Happy weekend!

Posted by Ben Amunwa

Founder and editor of Lawmostly.com. Ben is a business and public law barrister with the 36 Group. He gives expert legal advice on employment, immigration and commercial disputes to a wide range of clients.

5 Comments

  1. Ben- this post was ‘well good’… hope you don’t mind if I reblog it. Happy friday! 😉

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    1. Thanks Sam. You’re welcome.

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  2. Benjaminwilliams 6 January 2017 at 9:52 am

    I ain’t doin nah queens inglish test ‘cos my langwidge is perfict, innit?

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  3. Ahh..so you don’t agree with me? Jog on!…my suggested phrase. 😉

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  4. “Knock me up at nine o’clock” isn’t an invitation to impregnate someone.

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