(Meteorological adj., coll., chiefly Brit., vulg.) Cold. A term believed to have been coined to illustrate the effect of chilly conditions upon the erectile tissues of the human nipple.
By 'eck, padre, the duckpond's frozen over. It must be nipples out there!
(noun) A Police Officer (Brit., vulg.)
Derived from the well-known British spoonerism, "I haven't had a cunt
all night, drinkstable!" (an inebriated corruption of "I haven't had a drink all night, constable!" - commonly offered in one's own defence when apprehended by the forces of law and order for some minor motoring infraction - eg., running down a Sunday school outing or driving one's Bentley through the Food Hall at Harrods).
Banned for six months? Come off it, drinkstable - I've only had a dozen pink gins, a jug of Pimm's, three halves of light ale and a schooner of amontillado. My cousin's a JP, you know!
(noun, chiefly Brit., vulg., commonly prefaced with the definite article: ie., the shouting spider; metaphor referring to the many-legged appearance of the 'spider' in question, and its occasional tendency to 'shout'). The anus.
I had a mutton vindaloo on Friday night. On Saturday morning, my shouting spider was crying out in agony.
(verb) To larcenously obtain goods or services without payment; ie., to steal.
"What-ho, Tarquin - spiffing new trainers!"
"Bless you, Sebastian. I freecycled them from Harrods during the London riots. Nanny can't take her eyes off them!"
To leave a restaurant without paying the bill; to 'do a runner
'. Originally applicable to Chinese eating houses (where the 'dash' might be considered safer, due to the relative passivity and diminutive stature of the waiting staff), the expression is now considered an acceptable term to use irrespective of the restaurant's ethnic origin.
"Heavens, Amelia - I appear to have left my Amex card in my other jodhpurs."
"Oh Giles, you're incorrigible. I suppose we'll have to perform the Chinese dash again."
"I'm very much afraid so, Amelia - I'm afraid so."
(noun, plural, Brit.) Personalised registration plates on a motor vehicle that suggest to everyone but the owner that the vehicle's occupants are twats
, or under-endowed fuckwits
with all the charm and sex appeal of a road accident.
Examples of 'twat plates':
(noun, contemporary UK rhyming slang) Money.
Derived from a corruption of the name of the Anglo-Polish actress Rula Lenska (which becomes 'Moolah
' Lenska; thus 'Lenska' becomes conflated with 'Moolah
' and becomes in itself a slang term for money).
- 'Ere, Tel - you coming dahn Spearmint Rhino on Friday night?
- Nah, Ron. Ain't got no Lenska, 'ave I?