ENGLISH AROUND THE WORLD
Sunday 01 August 1999
Arm candy Good-looking woman who accompanies man to event, often for a fee
Keypal Somebody with whom regular e-mail is exchanged
Inukshuk Rocks piled up to look like a person, used as a guidepost by the Inuit
Sault Waterfall or rapids
Littlie Young child
Scungies Old clothes
Preloved Second-hand article for sale
No worries Something is no trouble
Trimmings Christmas decorations
When-we A South African who emigrated from another colonial territory (as in "when we were in Kenya")
Yissus Used to express astonishment or annoyance
Masala Casual chat
Saloon Men's barber shop
Belonger Person of African descent who lives in the Caribbean
Commesse Scandal, conflict, illegal behaviour
Jenny Longlegs Scotland - a cranefly
Baa Northern England, Ireland - a child, especially the youngest
NEW ENGLISH ENGLISH
Quidditch Imaginary game (from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by JK Rowling)
Supersaver Discounted airline, coach or train ticket which must be bought a certain amount of time before the date of travel
Wicked Impressive or skilful
Red top A tabloid newspaper
Power nap Sleep at work
Large it To celebrate
Life & Style blogs
Persistent heartburn 'could be a sign of cancer', new survey warns
Losing appetite as you age? Try adding umami flavour to restore the 'joy of taste'
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
Apple stopped a fingerprint scanner from appearing in Google’s Nexus 6
SAG Awards 2015: Best and worst gowns on the red carpet
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
30,000 reasons why the rhetoric on immigrants claiming benefits can stop now
- 1 Asteroid narrowly scrapes past Earth: how to watch the closest space rock for decades as it flies by
- 2 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 3 The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
- 4 British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
- 5 Watch Richard Dawkins read his own hatemail: 'I hope you do get sodomised by satanic monkeys in hell'
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