Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Dictionary of Everyday British Terms - Part 3

British / American / Example

nick / steal or arrest / "He nicked me bloody pen!" or "He were nearly nicked by the police!"

naught / zero / "Naught times naught is naught."

share / divide / "Four share two is two." (Note - 'divide' is also used.)

sort it out / fix it / "Your school uniform is a mess...go sort it out!"

revise / review or study / "Your homework is to revise for your maths test tomorrow."

skive / skip (as in class) / "Oi, the bloody lad skivved my class again today."


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