10 informal English words for all occasions that are not in the dictionary
They say that it is impossible to consider yourself a language connoisseur until you master his slang. Zen.Yandex suggests to learn ten excellent - or, at least, effective - English words which can be used in an informal situation in the most different situations. And in the dictionary you will not find them.
- Thingamajig, doofer, whatchamacallit
Most likely, you know the word thing - a thing. Sometimes the slang word stuff is also used. But this is all boring. Because it is:
- whatchamacallit (what you may call it - how is it there).
- I was in a restaurant and ordered a plate with shrimps and how are they ...
- What doesn't this doofer for?
- What is this figovin for?
The word can be used both as a verb and as a noun.
It means "quarrel, skirmish" or, accordingly, "quarrel, squabble."
- Don't argy-bargy with such dummies.
- Do not argue with such assholes.
- I couldn't think about it after this argy-bargy.
- I could not think of you after this quarrel.
Your knees are higher because the party starts! Unlike party, this word means some very informal party.
- It was the best knees-up I've ever been invited to.
- It was the best party to which I have ever been invited.
Dredge, shy away from duty, tinker, pretend to be a hose, skip - as you please.
- After that knees-up I had such a beastly hangover, so I decided to skive work.
- After that party, I had such a wild hangover that I decided to skip work.
- Tosh, baloney, taradiddle, twaddle
This word is called either a lie, a lie. Or so they say when someone is full of nonsense, heresy, nonsense.
- Stop the baloney, Leslie.
“Stop talking nonsense, Leslie.”
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