8/14/08

Brit' Word of the Day....

Today's BWOTD I heard repeatedly in an episode of an old Brit' TV show we were watching the other night.

"He's a blethering idiot"

'Blethering' = bloomin'

In the old days this was a slightly politer way to say 'bloody idiot' and is also a real northern Brit' term.

5 comments:

willow said...

Hmmm...I've always wondered about blethering. Think I'll use that today since it's so genteel.

Janet said...

In my home area in the north of England we say, blithering idiot.

http://anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

That's one I actually know. Good luck on the first day with the school kids.

Thomas said...

Ha, my Mom used that term some when I was growing up, she was raised in S. Africa, that's funny

Mmm said...

Funny, I didn't even realise that was a British word!