British Slang 3

What is slang?

Slang is the use of very informal words and expressions. They are usually not considered standard language, but are often used in spoken language. Certain slang words are usually used by a particular group of people. Slang words and expressions are always changing and evolving, and words that are used a lot also change from year to year.  Here are some examples of British slang. As you work through these lessons you will notice they go in alphabetical order.

Lesson 3 below has words starting with the letters E – F.

Easy peasy: Easy peasy means very easy. It is the shortened version of easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy.

Fair enough: You would use this when you agree with someone. It means okay or that’s acceptable. An example would be: “If you drive today, I’ll drive tomorrow.” “Fair enough.”

Fiver: A fiver is five pounds (£5). An example would be: “How much money do you need?” “A fiver should be enough.”

Flog: This means to sell something. An example would be: “I’m going to flog all my computer games on eBay.”

Fortnight: This means two weeks. An example would be: “I’m going to Spain for a fortnight in July.”



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