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Ace - If something is ace it is awesome. I used to hear it a lot in Liverpool. Kids thought all cool stuff was ace, or brill.
Aggro - Short for aggravation, it's the sort of thing you might expect at a football match. In other words - trouble! There is sometimes aggro in the cities after the pubs shut!
All right? - This is used a lot around London and the south to mean, "Hello, how are you"? You would say it to a complete stranger or someone you knew. The normal response would be for them to say "All right"? back to you. It is said as a question. Sometimes it might get expanded to "all right mate"? Mostly used by blue collar workers but also common among younger people.
Anti-clockwise - The first time I said that something had gone anti-clockwise to someone in Texas I got this very funny look. It simply means counter-clockwise but must sound really strange to you chaps! I think he thought I had something against clocks!
Any road - Up north (where they talk funny!!) instead of saying anyway, they say "any road"! Weird huh?
Arse - This is a word that doesn't seem to exist in America. It basically means the same as ass, but is much ruder. It is used in phrases like "pain in the arse" (a nuisance) or I "can't be arsed" (I can't be bothered) or you might hear something was "a half arsed attempt" meaning that it was not done properly.
Arse about face - This means you are doing something back to front.
Arse over elbow - This is another way of saying head over heels but is a little more descriptive. Usually happens after 11pm on a Saturday night and too many lagers! Some Americans say ass over teakettle apparently!
Arse over tit - Another version of arse over elbow, but a bit more graphic!
Arsehole - Asshole to you. Not a nice word in either language.
Arseholed - Drunk! Usually in the advanced stages of drunken stupor, someone would be considered "completely arseholed". Never me, of course!1
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Okay. Listing the best British slang I know :P
Dog's bollocks - The best
Tosser - Wanker
Bugger - Pretty much the same as tosser
Banged - Either fucked or punched, depending on the context
Banger - Good song
Tune - Also a good song
Aggro - Short for aggravation, means hassle, stress.
Arse over tit - Fell over, basically 'head over heels'
Ratarsed - Drunk
Knackered - Tired
Cock up - Mess something up
Chunder - Vomit
Brilliant - Not exactly slang but if we use brilliant, it's probably not brilliant :P
Wagwan - What's going on?
Bruv - Probably going to be said aggressively by a pale, skinny, greasy youth in a tracksuit who's going to come and nick a tenner off you. Not a term of endearment :P
We have something called Cockney rhyming slang where people say things like this:
Apples and pears - Stairs
Twist and shouts - Sprouts
Hank Marvin - Starving
Orange peel - Feel
Would you Adam and Eve it - Would you believe it?1