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 Posted:   Sep 2, 2021 - 5:08 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Barkeley   (Member)

Do you have any favorite slang?

I like the phrase "eighty-six," meaning "to stop, end, terminate." (e.g. "Eighty-six playing that John Williams cd so loud or I'm gonna have you tarred and sequinned, yuh little nimrod!!")

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 3, 2021 - 1:00 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

My late brother, a paramedic, used to say “What’s your 20?” when he was asking about one’s whereabouts.

I picked up the expression “chucked a 7” for dying somewhere along the line and still use it in appropriate situations.

There seem to be lots of number-related ones.

 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2021 - 3:19 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Barkeley   (Member)

I also like "baloney bender."

 
 Posted:   Sep 4, 2021 - 3:20 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Barkeley   (Member)

My late brother, a paramedic, used to say “What’s your 20?” when he was asking about one’s whereabouts.



Sooooooooo 70's.

 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2021 - 6:24 AM   
 By:   jackDAWG   (Member)

Yontu?
A slang I use for "Do you want to?" I didn't invent it, obviously, but it's a tongue-in-cheek sendup of how some folks where I live tend to garble their words.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2021 - 6:49 AM   
 By:   Damian   (Member)

A favourite of mine is ' gobshite'. As in 'fck off ya gobshite'. My nan never liked that moniker!

 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2021 - 10:08 AM   
 By:   TominAtl   (Member)

I like the word "Hosed" when something gets screwed up.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 7, 2021 - 10:52 AM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

"Banjaxed" for broken, ruined or drunk.

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2021 - 4:35 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Barkeley   (Member)

Found another cool one: ultra-swoopy

 
 Posted:   Sep 25, 2021 - 4:44 PM   
 By:   Adam.   (Member)

I admit I use the term Cluster Fuck a lot at work. When talking to customers I'll change it to the less offensive word SNAFU.

 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2021 - 4:32 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Barkeley   (Member)

I admit I use the term Cluster Fuck a lot at work. When talking to customers I'll change it to the less offensive word SNAFU.

Or "Fuster Cluck"?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2021 - 6:48 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Around here we just say "cluster" and that's sufficient.

 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2021 - 7:00 PM   
 By:   King Solium   (Member)

"Copy", because we use two-way radios at work.

and

"Brain fart".

 
 Posted:   Sep 29, 2021 - 4:41 AM   
 By:   jackDAWG   (Member)

I sometimes use "Nix" or "Ixnay" ("pig latin" for "Nix") - of course, not many folks are familiar with "pig latin" nowadays, it seems.

"Toast" for something that's ruined.

Lots of guys I've known use "Bugger" or "Buggered" for when something mechanical is messed up. Particularly for things like "I cross-threaded that bolt and now it's all buggered up!" I would wonder if they knew the origin of the word.

 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2021 - 4:34 PM   
 By:   Sir David of Barkeley   (Member)

"Copy", because we use two-way radios at work.



Like TallGuy's older brother: sooooooooo 70's.

 
 Posted:   Sep 30, 2021 - 8:08 PM   
 By:   King Solium   (Member)

"Copy", because we use two-way radios at work.



Like TallGuy's older brother: sooooooooo 70's.


Copy that!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 1, 2021 - 12:29 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

"Copy", because we use two-way radios at work.



Like TallGuy's older brother: sooooooooo 70's.



I don’t suppose the people he patched up at the side of the road minded the outdated phraseology smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2021 - 7:01 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

Crease = hurt

"My head's creasing me."

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2021 - 5:43 AM   
 By:   Mark   (Member)


I love the different slang terms used in old books and movies for a gun. Piece is a favourite. But Roscoe is my all time favourite.

 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2021 - 6:26 AM   
 By:   jackDAWG   (Member)

"Fixin'" is one of my southern faves. "I'm fixin' to do that." Means preparing.

 
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