5/9/08

Brit' Word of the Day....

Today's BWOTD is a great everyday word:

"Oh I'll get that done for you in a jiffy"

'Jiffy' = Hurry

However you wouldn't use this to say "jiffy up", well not unless you wanted to get a very strange look (important note* - there is a condom brand in the UK called Jiffy)!

You really only ever hear this combined with "in a jiffy" but don't ask me why, so use with caution :-)

3 comments:

Brad said...

I've used that one alot. I didn't realize it was a Brit word.

(I still haven't gotten over the "knocked up" BWOTD. ROFLMAO)

Rurality said...

They say that a lot here too, in the south. Sometimes it's shortened to "in a jiff". I think a lot of southern expressions might be traced back to the UK!

There is even a brand of baking mixes with the name Jiffy.

OK now I'm hungry. :)

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

I have heard this most of my life, as rurality said, maybe it's a Southern thing!

BTW, I'm reading a book set in the 20's in England and keep running across words that I want to mention to you :) The page I'm on has one - "chuffed". Love that word :)

Have a great day!