Slang words from where you live – like cheeky!

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Post # 61
569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2017 - France

Crucian- Virgin Islander (our whole language is considered slang)

Mehson- Literal definition is my son but we use it as an exclamation.

Yah- Here in Crucian

Heh- Here in Thomian

Deh- There

Deh yah- I’m here in Crucian

Deh heh- I’m here in Thomian

Dah- That

Sket/Skettel/Blaow- promiscuous person

Faahm- an inanimate object

Been – was

Sentence using the words above: Dah faahm- been wild!

That thing was crazy.


Post # 62
123 posts
Blushing bee

‘to be pissed’ where I am from normally means to be drunk. If you want it mean that you are annoyed/angry you would normally have to say ‘to be pissed off’.

I remember speaking to my friend from Texas and he said ‘I was pissed last night’….I said to him, ‘on a Tuesday night? How much did you have to drink?’….i got a strange look in return. haha

Post # 63
8308 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Yeah same here. I think it was from WB that l learned that ‘ pissed’ is American for ‘pissed off’ lol. 

A couple of dialect type words from the part of northern UK l come from are ‘nesh ‘ meaning feels the cold easily, not very robust And parky, meaning cold  “as in it’s a bit parky this morning . No it’s not, you’re just nesh. “

Some of the old folk also said ‘mirro’ for mirror and would call a magazine a book. It was a rural, low education area lol. And had  cold weather.

londongirl1988 :  

Post # 64
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - City, State

I’m from Texas…


ya mama and em

bless her heart

All hat, no cattle


fixin to 

right quick

Things don’t fall in Texas, they tump over 

there’s about a million more but those are the ones that come to mind off the top of my head 

Post # 65
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - City, State

teamroro :  my dad is from OK & says all of these regularly

Post # 66
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - City, State

Also, people from Texas use “coke” as in any soda. A coke could’ve an a sprite, big red, Dr Pepper. You name it.

also, it’s an ice box, not a fridge 

Post # 67
408 posts
Helper bee

I’m from the US but have noticed “gutted” in’s uk context. At first I thought peopke were repetitively being dramatic (in the US we’d say that only if something really really bad happened but I think it’s used more casually?)

also the term “it’s early days” I’ve heard in Australian maybe UK and it’s not really something we say in US. (Could have the way this is used wrong though) 

I also had to google “pants man” while watching Australian TV (offspring anyone….?) because I had never heard that in the US

1 More “Arvo” for afternoon.. I wish we had that abbreviation 

Post # 68
4663 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

This is fun.

I didn’t know “daps” was a south west UK thing until I was in my 20s. They’re gym shoes.

Do people say “close” as in “it feels close”, like it’s going to be stormy?

I say “dimsy” and Darling Husband finds it hilarious. I think it’s a family thing because we grew up relatively close to each other. “It’s a bit dimsy” means the light isn’t great, so I often say it around dusk when the sun is going down.

Another great phrase, and my dad says this a lot, is “pissed as a fart”. Which means drunk but makes me chuckle that he can’t just say pissed.

Post # 69
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - Sandpoint, ID

I’ve lived all over the US but have lived mostly in Wisconsin and Idaho/Washington


Three Sheets to the wind-(meaning too much to drink/drunk)”Look at Jimmy over there. He’s three sheets to the wind.”

Schnockered-(same as above-drunk/had too much to drink)

Pop-it could be Dr. Pepper/Mt.Dew, etc.

Warsh-(wash)”I need to warsh the dishes.”(This could be just my family that grew up in Ohio)

Dank-(really awesome)

You betcha(Definitely)”Are you coming with me to the movies later?” “You betcha”


Curds(deep fried cheese) You’ll find them everywhere in the midwest, especially Wisconsin(you know it’s really good if it squeaks when you eat it!)


Neat(interesting/cool/could also mean someone is very clean/organized) “That’s a neat car.””My mom keeps the house very neat.”

Fancy(usually expensive/potentially over-the-top)”That’s a fancy dress.” 

I’m sure there’s plenty more I’m not thinking of. 



Post # 70
948 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2019 - City, State

Where I am from…a sub (sandwich) we call it a grinder. Or a nip of alcohol can be a shooter. A package store is a packy. 

Post # 71
6434 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

The word logy/logey (pronounced with a long o and hard g) – meaning groggy or sluggish – and the expression “my bad” (self explanatory) are also common here. 

Post # 72
520 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

echomomm :  Southern Wisconsin? I’m from Wisconsin but in the part that doesn’t say bubbler lol. But ATMs did used to be Tyme machines and around here we say roundabout! 

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