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dpknowles


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Posted Wed Sep 2nd, 2009 12:58pm Post subject: wot dem say n ting

You know you're old when you don't know what the young 'uns are saying, so here's a list to help you. please don't use them if you're of a certain age though.

5-0 - police

9 Milly - gun

Allow it - leave it / don’t bother

Arms - to engage in a fight

Bait - obvious

Bang him out - to knock someone out

Bare - a lot

Bashment - a great event or happening/ party/ type of music

Batty - homosexual (derogatory)

Blade - knife

Blud - mate/ friend

Beastlick - to beat someone like an animal

Beef - to have issue with

Beggin’ it - trying to be something you’re not

Bezzie/Bez - a liar

Bleeker - a big mistake

Boi’d - to be shamed or made to look like a fool

Boi dem - police

Book - cool (book is the first option given in predictive text when trying to type ‘cool’)

Borer - knife

Brap - a sound mimicking a gun to indicate approval (often used ironically or to ridicule those that still use this phrase)

Brook - to kill

Bruck up - to be destroyed (often relates to objects)

Brux - to beat up

Bum - to enjoy something

Burner - gun

Bullman - police

Carve - to attack with a knife

Chattin’ breeze - talking rubbish

Chattin’ fraff - talking rubbish

Chi chi man - homosexual (derogatory)

Chiefed - to get beaten up

Clappin’ - worn out / exhausted

Clocked - to have observed and/ or taken note of something

Cotch - to sit / to relax

Crease - to find something amusing/ to laugh

Cuss - insult

Dead - really boring/ in serious trouble

Dash - to pass/ throw something to someone

Dat - that

Deep - unpleasant, inferior / impressive, attractive

Draipse - to rob someone in the street

Draw - to attract a member of the opposite sex

Dred - dreadful, terrible, bad, cruel

Dry - very boring

Duppy - Jamaican patois word for ‘ghost’/ to beat someone up

Duss - to run off or move fast e.g. to get away from police

Endz - the area you live in

Facety - bad mannered and nasty

Faggot - homosexual (derogatory) / stupid, idiot

Fassy - someone who is scared of someone else

Feds - police

Fooldem - fool

For time - for a while/ for a long time

From ends - one who is ‘from the streets’ and so who knows what’s going on

Fry - to kill someone

Gatt - gun

Gazing - taking a long time to make up your mind

Ghost - gone

Grass - to inform

Grep - unpleasant

Grill - teeth (usually involving threats to hit you in it)

Grimey - excellent, impressive

Gully - from the streets, raw, real

Heater - gun

Hoodrat - a male/ female who roams the streets (often wears a hoody)

It’s a lay lay - there’s no point

Ice - to kill/ to punch someone

Jack - to rob

Jokes - funny or enjoyable

Jook - to stab/ to steal

Link up - to meet up

Laxin - relaxing

Leng - gun or knife

Lengman - someone in possession of gun or knife

Long - a lot of effort

Machine - gun

Man dem - people, plural of man

Man get left - you’re useless

Manor - the area you live in

Mashman - a gunman or a shooter

Mission - to go far away or a long task

Move to - to confront

Muggage - to be humiliated usually in front of a large crowd

Mullered - when you get beaten up and you don’t know how to respond

Murked - to get beaten up

Nang - cool

Nuff - a lot

Oh my days! - used to express shock or be in awe of something

One timed - to get knocked out by one punch (or very quickly)

On your ones - alone

Packed in - beat up

Papers - money

Peak - to be humiliated

Piece - gun

Pigs - police

Plot wit - to hang around with

Po-Po - police

Prang - scared

Raas - an exclamation/ used as a noun, to describe something (good or bad), as a verb (a doing word), or in place of pronouns such as he, she or it. To tell what the person means by it you must use context and tone of voice.

Rampin’ - to be angry/act aggressively to someone

Ray ray - when someone is talking too much, similar to ‘blah blah’

Realion - between me and you, really and truly

Reppin’ - to represent something or somewhere

Rinsed - overused, used up, all gone

Rude - really good

Rude bwoy - common greeting to a friend / a tough guy, rebel or criminal

Rukus - fight

Rush - to ambush someone and beat them up

Safe - ok/ good, nice/ hello

Screw - to be angry

Seckle - wait a second

Seen - I get it / I understand

Shank - knife / to stab

Shook - scared

Shooter - gun

Showbiz sherbet - cocaine

Sick - a positive expression e.g. good

Skeen - Ok or ‘I understand’

Skeng - gun

Slap up - to beat up

Slippin’ - to enter ‘enemy’ territory e.g. different postcode or estate

Snitch - to inform

Spark - to punch someone

Standard - goes without saying

Steam - a group running through robbing people on a bus or train

Strap - gun

Strappin’ - to be carrying a gun

Swag - extreme, frightening / the way you carry yourself

Tag - nickname / street name

Tief - thief/ to steal

Ting - West Indian/ Caribbean word for ‘thing’, often added to the end of a sentence to emphasise the point

Tug/ Tugette - male / female thug

Tool - gun

Vank - to beat, eliminate or conquer

Vex - angry

Waggler - lecherous adult male/ paedophile

Wasteman - someone who does nothing with their life

Yard - house


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Maxx England


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Posted Wed Sep 2nd, 2009 1:18pm Post subject: wot dem say n ting

Poor, sad, deluded little minds, that someone has to be so insecure they have to create an obnoxious little world of their own and a language to go with it. Not like I.T. men at all, then?

The only way is forward. Now where's the bar?

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TobiasMonk


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Posted Wed Sep 2nd, 2009 2:20pm Post subject: wot dem say n ting

Some of those, cuss, snitch, beef, pigs, ruckus etc., have been in use for a very long time, generations.

I cannot be awake for nothing looks to me as it did before, Or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep.
Walt Whitman

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Maxx England


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Posted Wed Sep 2nd, 2009 2:32pm Post subject: wot dem say n ting

I know there's this mistaken hero worship of criminals, and the supposed cool of trousers without belts, associating by proxy (nearly wrote poxy) with "hard men", but seriously, how can anyone look Cool when their trousers make them look like a child that's wet itself? And grabbing the crotch and holding the hand in the air? Yes, of course you can go, Timothy

The only way is forward. Now where's the bar?

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Benjamin


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Posted Wed Sep 2nd, 2009 5:22pm Post subject: wot dem say n ting

To paraphrase Mr. Stephen Fry: "They must go to school, it's ridiculous."

I'm a histrionic, holistic, herculean halibut.

CLICK TO SEE MY BRAINS.

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tito


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Posted Wed Sep 2nd, 2009 5:31pm Post subject: wot dem say n ting

This is completely off the subject but can anyone please translate the following sentence into French.

(Without swear words!)

'My inflatable chicken has a puncture. Do you have a repair kit handy?
thankyou'

In a nutshell this relates to an ongoing conversation tween me (or moi) and a friend.

Thankyou.


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tito


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Posted Wed Sep 2nd, 2009 5:32pm Post subject: wot dem say n ting

Nice to see you back dpknowles. Hello !


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dpknowles


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Posted Wed Sep 2nd, 2009 7:09pm Post subject: wot dem say n ting

Mon poulet gonflable a une crevaison. Avez-vous une trousse de réparation pratique ?

literal translation from freetranslation.com

Hi, I never went away.


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dpknowles


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Posted Wed Sep 2nd, 2009 7:11pm Post subject: wot dem say n ting

I like that words evolve though, they always have, imagine how the old folk must have scratched their heads when things started being "cool"
and as for thee and thy!!!


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tito


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Posted Wed Sep 2nd, 2009 7:12pm Post subject: wot dem say n ting

Thankyou for translation.
I know you haven't been away really but you made a big impact re scribblings so there was wee void all of a sudden.


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dpknowles


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Posted Wed Sep 2nd, 2009 7:22pm Post subject: wot dem say n ting

ahem (after recent posts re false modesty poems) What do you mean scribblings? how very dare you! that was nothing short of a very well hidden masterpiece.

Why if you weren't such a cute furry thing I'd take me cloth cap off and throw it to the floor! very smartly.

or:

Rass! you muggered me, don't you know I'm from ends? you better be shook coz I'm ramping at you. Standard!


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Maxx England


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Posted Wed Sep 2nd, 2009 7:33pm Post subject: wot dem say n ting

Garn, dosn't ee take that tone with un, cos un'll smear thoi wazzock good an fair. Come yeer an speak Oi loike thart, bloody emmets .

The only way is forward. Now where's the bar?

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tito


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Posted Wed Sep 2nd, 2009 7:38pm Post subject: wot dem say n ting

look at your swag!

(My goodness! What a jaunty walk you have!)

Blud! Ha' you got a 9 Milly?

(Dearest friend, is that a pistol in your pocket?)

Ah is shook!

(I don't mind admitting I'm a trifle unnerved)

Is you gonna Fry me?

(Will you be penning a curt letter about my behaviour to the times?)

Ting.

(Thing)

Ah is down wiv the kids innit.

(I have an affinity with todays youth)


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Maxx England


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Posted Wed Sep 2nd, 2009 7:51pm Post subject: wot dem say n ting

I have an affinity with National Service and cold showers.

The only way is forward. Now where's the bar?

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TobiasMonk


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Posted Thu Sep 3rd, 2009 4:14am Post subject: wot dem say n ting

This is completely off the subject but can anyone please translate the following sentence into French.

'My inflatable chicken has a puncture. Do you have a repair kit handy?
thankyou'

In a nutshell this relates to an ongoing conversation tween me (or moi) and a friend. Thankyou.

Arthur speaks french?

I cannot be awake for nothing looks to me as it did before, Or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep.
Walt Whitman

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