If you are in London and you hear someone talk about a Septic they are probably talking about you - because it's short for "Septic tank" which equals "yank", which is our word for an American. Codswallop - Another one I heard a lot as a kid - usually when I was making up excuses for how the window got broken or why my dinner was found behind the sofa.
Bespoke - We say something is bespoke if it has been created especially for someone, in the same way that you say custom. Hence the reason Wendy's Hamburgers has never really taken off in England - who would buy "biggie fries"? For instance you might say that kids would bite your arm off for an ice cream on a sunny day. You may also hear someone shout "blast it", or even "bugger and blast"! It is added to the end of sentences a bit likeand that's it! Applies to building, DIY, programming and most other things. Technically speaking it meanstesticles but is typically used to describe something that is no good (that's bollocks) or that someone is talking rubbish (he's talking bollocks). Or you could say an event went down like a bomb and it would mean that the people really enjoyed it. Bottle - Something you have after twenty pints of lager and a curry. My father was always shouting "bugger" when he was working in the garage or garden. It might also be someone who is down and out, like a tramp.
For example a computer program might be bespoken for a client, or you may order a bespoke holiday, where the travel agent creates an itinerary around your exact requirements. Bladdered - This rather ugly expression is another way of saying you are drunk. Blatant - We use this word a lot to mean something is really obvious. You'll hear people say "bleeding hell" or "not bleeding likely" for example. My Dad used to say "Gawd Blimey" or "Gor Blimey" or even "Cor Blimey". Blinding - If something is a blinding success - it does not mean that any eyes were poked out with sharp sticks - it means it was awesome. For example if you are telling someone how to make that fabulous banoffee pie you just served them, you would tell them to boil the condensed milk for three hours, spread it onto a basic cheesecake base, slice bananas on top, add some whipped double cream, another layer of banana and Bob's your uncle! Surprisingly it is also used in a positive manner to describe something that is the best, in which case you would describe it as being "the dog's bollocks". In the US the meaning would be almost exactly the reverse. Usually when he hit his thumb or dropped a nail or lost something. You might also bum around, if you are doing nothing in particular, just hanging out. Butchers - To have a butchers at something is to have a look.
For example you'd have to be barmy to visit England without trying black pudding!
Beastly - You would call something or somebody beastly if they were really nasty orunpleasant.
Bloody - One of the most useful swear words in English. It is also used to emphasise almost anything, "you're bloody mad", "not bloody likely" and can also be used in the middle of other words to emphasise them. Blow me - When an English colleague of mine exclaimed "Blow Me" in front of a large American audience, he brought the house down. Chat up - To chat someone up is to try and pick them up.