British Slang Podcast 36 is about the adjective “chuffed” which has a similar meaning to “pleased” and “happy”.
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/’di:teɪls/ (British) vs /də’teɪls/ (American)
/ɪn’kwaɪri:/ (British) vs /’ɪnkwəri:/ (American)
Idiom: old habits die hard
Describes a habit which is difficult to stop:
“He’s having real difficulty stopping smoking. Old habits die hard.”
Idiom: get the wrong end of the stick
To misunderstand (negatively)
“Oh dear! It’s not as bad as I thought. I got the wrong end of the stick.”
a couple / a pair (of) = 2
a few = 3 to 7 (approx.)
a fair few = lots
a shed load (of) = a very large quantity
Please listen to and download British Slang Podcast 35 below, for free!
It’s about the slang adjective we use to describe the weather when it’s very cold, “freezing”: