Lang may your lum reek
Addicted to BBC America but not yet a pro at deciphering all the English slang? They've provided a dictionary to help.
I have yet to be blessed with the joy that is BBC America. But while watching "Kath & Kim," an Australian show, with my parents on the Sundance Channel, Kim kept using the word daggy. I could figure out that it meant uncool or some equivalent, but I still wanted to look it up. It's not in the BBC dictionary, but I found it at another site.
dag·gyInterested? Here's a column about dag.
1. Australia unfashionable: unfashionable, especially from a young person's point of view
2. Australia messy: untidy, dirty, and unpleasant
Her bed-sitter was so daggy.
3. Australia unconventional: different from other people, or unwilling to conform
The headline, by the way, is from the BBC dictionary. It's Scottish and means "Long may your chimney smell; May you always have coal on your fire; May you have enough money to keep you house warm." It's commonly said at the new year.