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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 is ”Bollocks 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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