October 29, 2019
Lifestyle
Pardon Me

The British can be confusing. We’ve developed a sort of secret language that can be hard to understand. So, we have compiled a helpful glossary to help get you through.

 

What we say

What we mean

That’s not bad

It is in fact really VERY good

I’ll bear it in mind

I have already forgotten what you said

Excuse me, sorry. Is anyone sitting here?

Remove your bags immediately

You’ve caught the sun

You are lobster-red, you should seek medical attention

(In response to how are you:) Not too bad actually

I am probably the happiest I have ever been

With all due respect

You have no idea what you are talking about and I am about to tell you that

Oh, I’d love to but

No.

He/she’s a bit of a character

They are the worst person I have ever met

Could do

Absolutely not

I’ll send you some dates

You won’t hear from me again

Correct me if I’m wrong

I am definitely not wrong so don’t challenge me

Right! (followed by a slapping of the knee)

I should have left two hours ago but was too polite to interrupt you

 

 

 

Shop The Story

Related Articles

Lifestyle
Introducing Townhouse Diffusers
No place like home
Read More
Lifestyle
Love isn’t cancelled
Scents to say I do
Read More