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British English slang

Discussion in 'Media & Entertainment' started by Indian Summer, Jan 16, 2019.

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  1. Indian Summer

    Indian Summer Cult Leader Administrator

    I've started this thread for the purpose of discussing British English slang.

    One of my colleagues used the expression 'a special constable' about another colleague who wasn't present, though from the context I don't think he meant to say the other colleague was doing actual policing, but rather something not PG13! (It was all in good fun, no offence meant.) However, I've tried to google to see if this is a common slang term, but have actually found nothing at all. So was my colleague just inventing his own slang terminology? It's absolutely possible.
     
  2. beancounter

    beancounter The Fire That Burns Within

  3. Mischief

    Mischief Stranger in a strange land

    Could it be from Cockney rhyming slang? I can never figure those out on my own.
     
  4. Indian Summer

    Indian Summer Cult Leader Administrator

    I did see that - yes, quite literal, not what I was hoping for!
    That's probably it - if it doesn't make any sense, it's probably Cockney :p
     
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