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  • He's always whinging. He's like "Bollocks to it, and I'm like "Mate! it's a doddle!" Do you know what I mean?

  • Do you fancy a beer tonight?

  • Nah, I'm gonna give it a miss.

  • What, just don't fancy it?

  • Yeah, I don't fancy it.

  • Ah, yeah bollocks to it, I give it miss, too. Stay at home.

  • So, you're talking to a British person, and yes, I know, the accent is adorable and lovely.

  • But you don't really understand us because we say weird things, but you still love the accent because... Downton Abbey.

  • So, here are five weird things that British people say that most people don't understand.

  • First one isBollocks to it.”

  • Ah, a great day, you want to go outside and explore, but remember, this is England.

  • And it rains everyday, ruining every plan you have.

  • When you want to say '"forget it," "I don't care" or perhaps "I don't want to do that thing now."

  • That is when you can say, "bollocks to it."

  • "Ah, bollocks to it then."

  • But remember the word "bollocks" is the British version of bullshit," the American version, and therefore, it's very informal, so be careful in which situations you use it.

  • You could perhaps say in a more formal way, this: (Let's go out in the rain.)

  • If, for example, someone invites you to do something, and you want to say "no" you can say this: (I'll give it a miss.)

  • So, to reject an invitation or in general to say "I'm not going to do this event," you can say "Mmm, I'll give it a miss."

  • "What do you fancy doing tonight?" A great question but what does it mean?

  • If you want to ask "Do you want something" or "Do you want to do something?" you can replace "want" with "fancy."

  • So, of course, the full question is "Do you fancy... ?".

  • It means "Do you want?" "Do you want a beer?" How about with verbs? With verbs it's very interesting.

  • In a normal question like, "Do you want to go out" with the verb "want" the next verb must have "to and the infinitive."

  • But look what happens when we add the word "fancy."

  • It's not "to with the infinitive," it's the gerund, the "ing" form.

  • So, you can say the exact same thing in two different ways.

  • "Do you want to go out?" Remember "want... to infinitive."

  • "Fancy": The meaning is the same thing, but it's not "to infinitive," the verb must change to "ing."

  • "Do you fancy going out?"

  • And again, Americans don't really say this one, this one is more British.

  • What do you fancy doing tonight?

  • "To whinge": What does whinging mean?

  • Now I know in my videos I tend to complain a lot about Ben Affleck as Batman.

  • It's no secret that I'm not a fan of this Batman.

  • Stop whinging Aly. It's only a movie.

  • Now you probably understand what "whinging" means.

  • It's the same as "to complain," so she could say "Stop complaining," but in a more British way she could say "Stop whinging."

  • I hate this Batman. Christian Bale was better.

  • And the final one: it's "a doddle."

  • You want to say something is very very easy you can say "It's a doddle," a doddle.

  • It's very easy.

  • There is a much more informal way of saying this.

  • "It's a piece of piss."

  • Again, this is very informal because of that word "piss."

  • So, be careful where you use it and in which situation and with whom you're speaking, and it just means, "This is very easy."

  • Have you heard of any weird British words of weird British expressions? Of course you have.

  • Let me know which ones in the comments, and I'll try to include them in a future video.

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He's always whinging. He's like "Bollocks to it, and I'm like "Mate! it's a doddle!" Do you know what I mean?


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