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    London Eastenders dictionary of English, aint it?

    Just for Penelope
    The English dictionary for Eastenders, there are many more, also what's a bulls-eye?


    General Lingo
    cosmic -outstanding; exceptional
    cushty - great; brilliant
    dipstick - a fool
    el-bow - also 'the Spanish fiddler', to end a relationship
    enemy - wife, missus
    Gandhi's revenge - a dodgy stomach
    heave-ho - another way of saying 'el-bow'
    hump - to be annoyed
    humpty-dumpty - to perform sexual relations
    jacksie - the posterior
    jaffa - to be 'seedless' as in infertile, one who 'fires blanks'
    lovely jubbly - brilliant, great, cushty
    noofter - a gay man
    plonker - an idiot
    pukka - great, perfect
    ruby - Indian takeaway cuisine
    schtum - to keep quiet, keep a secret
    sort - a woman, or bird
    stoke on trent - a gay man
    stone me - an exclamation of anguish
    stuke - a difficult situation
    this immortal curl - the world
    triffic - great, wonderful
    twonk - a plonker or dipstick
    Wally - a twonk, a plonker, or a dipstick
    cop - to receive something, or a police officer

    Money Lingo

    boracic or brassic - lacking in funds, skint
    century - 100
    douce in bunce - 200
    earner - as in a "nice little ...", a profitable business transaction
    grand - 1000
    kosher readies - unlaundered money
    monkey - 500
    pony - 25
    potless - to be skint
    score - 2 ( I think this ones wrong)

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    A bull's eye is a target, of the type made of circles within circles. =)
    Just because I'm not sure where I'm going, doesn't mean I'm lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemidnight View Post
    A bull's eye is a target, of the type made of circles within circles. =)
    Correct and with many other meanings. It's well known in darts especially and archery. Is darts popular in Russia. The expression can also be used in monetary terms.

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    What's a bird or a shiela?

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    Not East London but still English in a way, and for non natives as it's easy for them. And please NO SCOTSMEN !!! what's a loch ?

    I found this question interssting with my young Russian students, especially if you know how it's pronounced.

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    Cool thread Bels.you could go up and down England with this thread.Good place to start is the capital of England.
    Good old Del Boy,the king of slang,for the ones who don't know Del Boy check out this link for more words.

    BBC - Only Fools and Horses - Del's Lingo

    Del Boy is fluent in many languages

    BBC - Only Fools and Horses - Del's Lingo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judge View Post
    Cool thread Bels.you could go up and down England with this thread.Good place to start is the capital of England.
    Good old Del Boy,the king of slang,for the ones who don't know Del Boy check out this link for more words.

    BBC - Only Fools and Horses - Del's Lingo

    Del Boy is fluent in many languages

    BBC - Only Fools and Horses - Del's Lingo
    Yep! Your spot on, and check out on his foreign lingo. I'm a great fan of delboy in East London, Peckham. The greatest comedy hit in Britain, but unfortunately wasn't a hit outside the UK, coz they couldn't understand him Terrific acting, or should I say triffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bels View Post
    Yep! Your spot on, and check out on his foreign lingo. I'm a great fan of delboy in East London, Peckham. The greatest comedy hit in Britain, but unfortunately wasn't a hit outside the UK, coz they couldn't understand him Terrific acting, or should I say triffic.
    The best show ever,my wife got right into it and started calling me a plonker for months....cosmic man...just love it,I have them all on dvd(downloaded).

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    Bels, mate, that absolutely pukka! Cosmic in all regards. Cheers, you've made my day! Brought back my fondest memories of Eastenders and, of course, the delightful Del Boy.
    ps: loch is a lake, what are blads and emmets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AstraTeaching View Post
    Bels, mate, that absolutely pukka! Cosmic in all regards. Cheers, you've made my day! Brought back my fondest memories of Eastenders and, of course, the delightful Del Boy.
    ps: loch is a lake, what are blads and emmets?
    Kooshki, me ole mate Loved the one where they made a lot of dough from an old watch. " I wanna be a millionaire" and he made it. and he and they made it. What on earth is the whole world commumnity missing as the greatest comedy ever made universally.

    But yes yes let's not forget a great soap "Eastenders" and of course the first ever televised soap ever from 1955 and still going strong now in the UK known as "Coronation street". And from where many other nationality t.v companies who copied our soaps without much success. Now that's learning English. Pukka!
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    You bring tears to me eyes, luve

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    Now that's it, I know who I'm going to call who a plonker is in the near future. You can only guess

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judge View Post
    The best show ever,my wife got right into it and started calling me a plonker for months....cosmic man...just love it,I have them all on dvd(downloaded).
    Oh! please let me know how you download them. I used a search on a popular website and couldn't find. When I n=made a search there, and I downloaded, I got garbage.

    For Russians, intermediate level or above, it's a great comedy series to experience, believe me And the greatest comedy ever from Britain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bels View Post
    Oh! please let me know how you download them. I used a search on a popular website and couldn't find. When I n=made a search there, and I downloaded, I got garbage.

    For Russians, intermediate level or above, it's a great comedy series to experience, believe me And the greatest comedy ever from Britain.

    Here you go.

    only fools and horses - btjunkie

    You will need to download this first.
    Azureus : Java BitTorrent Client - Download

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bels View Post
    Yep! Your
    You're. The apostrophe replaces the space and first letter of the word "are". Thus you are really saying "You are" but in short form.
    spot on, and check out on his foreign lingo.
    You can "check out" or "check on" but you cannot check out on.
    I'm a great fan of delboy in East London, Peckham. The greatest comedy hit in Britain, but unfortunately wasn't a hit outside the UK, coz they couldn't understand him Terrific acting, or should I say triffic.
    A much better set, but remember "Delboy" speak is not current and people trying to use it will be teased. And no-one has ever seriously said "cushty", or "lovely jubbly" in my living memory.

    A score is 20.

    Elbow does not have a hyphen in the middle. You keep writing el-bow.

    And the point about East End slang is that people "outside" (originally the police) don't understand it - thus you would say the first part eg "butchers", (to look) but not the second rhyming part, "hook" as that would give the game away.

    Again, you teach non-english speakers to use the full phrase and they will be laughed at.

    And Peckham is in South East London; the distinction matters down there and to eastenders.
    Don't you know this deuce is still wild.

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