London is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Over 300 languages are spoken within the City, and around 40% of people living in London are not from England. This has some interesting effects on the English language spoken here, including through the use of slang.
This is a photograph of London taken last week. We can see
the financial buildings of East London to the right of the photo, and
central London in the distance in the left of the photo.
Here are a selection of slang words in use by some young people in London:
Dench - Similar meaning to awesome or cool.
"Have you heard the new Magnetic Man song?"
"Yes, it's dench!"
"How are you, blud?"
Fam - A shortened version of the word family, used in conversation with people considered close.
"Are you coming for drinks tonight fam?"
You get me - Slang for do you understand me?
"I need more money to pay my bills, you get me?"
"Have you seen Laura today?"
"Yes! She is looking so reem."
Innit - A shortened version of the question 'Isn't it?'
"Where are you?"
"I am at the pub, innit."
If you would like further explanation, please feel free to comment or message me and I will do my best to answer your questions. I will add some more slang words from London to this blog soon!
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