Refers to someone acting in a really pompous, overbearing way, arrogant without any reason to be so, acting a fool or a jerk; the implication is someone trying to act way above their "station" or "caste", having "jumped-up" where they don't belong. Usually accompanied by an insulting noun. A term favoured by Gordon Ramsey on his cooking programmes.
"You jumped-up little berk! You fucking gobshite! Who the hell do you think you're talking to? You're talking out yer arse, you know that, don't you"?
A term for white people in general, not as derogatory as "ofay", or "honkey", but not complimentary either. The term first came into general use, and noticed by the society outside the African-American community, in the book by the late author James Baldwin, in his seminal book "Blues For Mister Charlie". Often abbreviated "Charlie".
"I've been trying to get a job downtown, but Mister Charlie won't give me a chance...he's locked-down tight".
One of the two main branches of Islam, the other being Sunni. The majority of people in Iraq and Iran are Shite muslims, but the Shite muslims are vastly out-numbered in the world by the Sunni. The Sunni believe Mohammad should have picked his own successor, the Shite believe it should have been Ali, the nephew of Mohammad, so they have been killing each other for about 700 years now over this.
The Shites, once an oppressed minority in Iraq, now control the government, and have increased the influence of the Iranian Shites in the Middle-East.