2/18/09

Brit' Word of the Day

Today's BWOTD is a particular fave of mine:

"I am really narked about the whole thing"

'Narked' = very annoyed or irritated

This originates from the north of England, where both sides of my family also originated from. I don't use it so much these days, but just occasionally it will slip out and I'll get a very odd look!!

16 comments:

Sassy Britches said...
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Sassy Britches said...

I like it! Better than the version in the USA, which means that you are a tattle-tale. (i.e., "Sassy Britches is such a nark. She told the teacher that Brit' Gal Sarah was cheating on her math test!")...which of course you would NEVER do! :)

Kendris said...

This one definitely sounds like its meaning, and bears a passing resemblance to snarky. I'll have to put it to use at work ;-)

Jan said...

Not to be confused with 'a coppers nark' which is a police informant

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I'm very narked at myself for not using chuffed like I had planned. Am I using it right?

Winifred said...

Yes definitely part of my vocabulary although I use naffed off quite a lot, courtesy of Ronnie Barker and Porridge.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Yogi, excellent usage!

Sassy - oh yes I would, terrible at Math!!

DeeBee said...

I'm definitely not narked about you teaching us brit words. I love it!! More, please! :-)

Limey said...

I like this feature! There are so many words we don't even think about that Americans don't get!

LadyFi said...

We also say: Don't get so narky! when someone is annoyed. (My dad is from Barnsley.)

notfromaroundhere said...

OK I've never heard that one, and normally your words of the day are dead on with me! I must not know enough northerly types.

Mmm said...

I don't think I've ever used that expression but certainly heard it a fair bit. thanks for reminding me how I'm feeling when i get that speeding ticket!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I've never heard that one, Sarah.. I'll have to remember it. Thanks!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Karen said...

I love it, maybe I'll learn something I can use when speaking with my daughter in law. Fun.

Polish Punk Chick said...

I love these blogs the most. I feel like I have a special Brit moment each day, and my reality turns into a real, live International Delight commercial.

Sue McGettigan said...

ROFL, we are all one people divided by a common language, right?