2/20/09

Brit' Word of the Day

Todays BWOTD is commonly used in daily conversation back home:

"The other person working with me is such a dosser"

"I just dossed around all day"

'Doss' = to sit around and just do nothing!

I do this pretty regularly in the evenings and I really don't care who knows it, so at times "yes I'm a dosser" :-)

I already know I'll be dossing on Sunday night as I watch the Oscars and admire the designer dresses floating by!

18 comments:

Lover of Life said...

I doss too much.

Lou said...

We use doss slightly differently here - we 'doss' down by arriving (unannounced usually) and swooping on the sofa, or some such, for a nights sleep. You may have in fact experienced an antipodean doing exactly this at your place in the UK at some stage lol. If not, lucky you!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I love to doss ;)
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Sarah said...

I doss alot. Oh and I am looking forward to sunday to with the Oscars with all the frocks!.. Love your blog. NIce to find someone british blogging and living out here x x

DeeBee said...

I must be a dosser because my maiden name was Doss.

notfromaroundhere said...

Wow, another one I have not heard. Although I'm a bit tainted by the Oxbridge "DoS" or "Director of Studies," the person responsible for a student's academic progress.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Ah yes dossing is one of life's pleasures...so DeeBee, you were Miss Doss then! (giggle)

Mmm said...

you know i forget these terms or that they are unique to UK so thanks again for reminding me, you silly dosser!

HAve you used "naff" yet?

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

not yet mmmmm

Pixeltrash said...

We have a similar term that means the same thing. It is SOOFA. We SOOFA'd all day. Which stands for "Sat on our fat A**es"

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I relate to that word, Sarah!!!!! I am the Queen of Doss.
Hugs,
Betsy

Silverback said...

Are you sure that's not cock-a-nee rhyming slang there, Sarah ??!!

I've vaguely heard of 'dossing around' but not for a long time and certainly not in any other context, like being a dosser. No wonder foreigners find our language so difficult to master when even we natives use words differently.

Rob Inukshuk said...

And not to be confused with t*****!

Gaelyn said...

I love my doss time. I could doss around for days. Guess I'm a dosser.

Janet said...

I plan on doing a lot of dossing about this weekend. Have a good one.

San said...

Doss! Hahaha! That is so me. I am a dosser too. :P

Hiya from SITS!

LadyFi said...

Dossing is great, so is being a dosser!

...not to be confused with being a tosser, though...

Sandi McBride said...

ah, that's a new one! I've heard duffer but not dosser...thank you Sarah...let me go doff about now...house work has got me knackered!
Sandi