Friday, April 14, 2006

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.
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
Interested? Here's a column about dag.

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.


At 12:56 PM, January 13, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Lang may yer lum reek" and the wit's response would be "..w'ither folks' coal!"

At 12:22 PM, February 02, 2011, Anonymous Generic Viagra said...

hahaha i really laugh with the messy meaning it's very funny.
Thanks for sharing, I'll pary to not be like this hahaha


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