Slangs





Slangs are the expressions which are used in their most informal usages.Slang is language at its most informal, using expressions that many would consider to be grammatically imperfect and sometimes rude. Slang often used within small social groups where it can help draw and keep the group together. It changes very quickly in English.

Cockney Rhyming Slangs are the specialised forms of slangs used in the East of London. This kind of Slang is a kind of antilanguage where words are replaced by phrases that rhyme (sound the same): North and south = mouth Adam and Eve = believe Sometimes, the last word is dropped.

Slangs beginning with U :



Uggers : Someone who is uggers is very ugly indeed.

Ugly as sin : Someone who is as ugly as sin is very ugly indeed.

Umpteen : Umpteen means a lot, very many.

Underwater basket weaving : (USA) Underwater basketweaving is used as a substitute to describe a very obscure or unknown activity. For example, if someone is going to college and majoring in underwater basketweaving, chances are the speaker doesn't know what the person is majoring in, or they are poking fun at the student or his choice of major.

Undorkulate : (USA) If you undorkulate something, you fix it.

Unhinged : A person who's unhinged is mad or unbalanced.

Up for it : (UK) If someone wants to do something, they are up for it.

Up shit creek : If you're up shit creek, you're in serious trouble or about to be. ('Up shit creek without a paddle' is a forceful alternative.)

Uphill gardener : (UK) A gay male is an uphill gardener.



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