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London Slang Quiz

For the modern-day Cockney 12 Questions.

 
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1

If a Londoner wanted you to hurry up (or perhaps if they wanted to tell you to get lost) what phrase might they use?

  • Jog on!
  • Crack on!
  • Sweep it!

2

In London, what does "cotching" usually involve?

  • hiding from the police
  • chilling out
  • going shopping

3

If a Londoner describes someone as "stale", what do they mean?

  • they're old
  • they're not trendy or fashionable
  • they're angry

4

What does "blazing" mean?

  • smoking cannabis
  • setting fire to something
  • the state of the West End after a Saturday night

5

If someone's described as "safe", what attribute do they supposedly have?

  • they'll keep your secrets
  • they're cool, or pleasant
  • they don't break the law

6

Which London word can be a close synonym for "cool"?

  • murphy
  • blud
  • jokes

7

If someone is your "blud", or "bredrin", what are they?

  • someone who earns money for you
  • your brother
  • your friend

8

What phrase, often added superfluously to the end of a Londoner's sentence, means "is that so?" or "did you/it really?"

  • innit
  • is it
  • ay

9

Which of these terms means unattractive or rough?

  • muglies
  • freaks
  • butters

10

Which word frequently appears at the end of many Londoners' sentences?

  • cor
  • innit
  • aye

11

What's a "yatti"?

  • a pretty girl, or a girlfriend
  • a nerdy person
  • an unattractive person

12

What's a ruckus?

  • shoplifting
  • a disturbance or a fight
  • a stabbing

 

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