3/2/09

Brit' Word of the Day

Today's BWOTD is an everyday word used by most people:

"I am totally skint this month"

'Skint' = Poor/Broke

With the current state of the economy worldwide, I suspect lots of us could make good use of this particular Brit' word!

17 comments:

Its Just Me - Daring to Dream said...

What an interesting word. And so true for me, I am totally skint this month is such an accurate statement for me as well (haha!)

susieofarabia said...

"Skint" is a good word to know in this day and age! Thanks.

MikeH said...

Good word, and very apt. I was here for about 5 years before I ran across that one.

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Lordy Mike, you must be running in some wealthy circles!! LOL

Peggy said...

I like the word not the being broke part. I'm a little skint too,and taxes are coming up! Oh joy!

Sherilyn -The Dominee Huisvrouw said...

I love these BWOTD posts! When we had been in London about a month some of the office guys stopped outside my door & had this conversation:
"I could really go for a Fag! I've been humping boxes all day!"

I was a bit taken aback & it took me awhile to work up the courage to ask someone what they could possibly have meant!

SweetPeaSurry said...

Ahhh ... I love your BWOTD! I'm a HUMONGOUS anglophile. I love british colloquilisms!!!

Thanks!

Vickie said...

This is one of those words that sounds like it means. Or means like it sounds. It's perfect.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

If this economy keeps going to pot, we're all going to be skint in this country.... And that's not funny!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Karen said...

Oh, yeah, we are so skint because we are still waiting after 2 months for his unemployment check to come. They keep saying he should get it soon. They made mistakes they are trying to correct.

VictorianCobweb said...

"Skint" I thought that was a USA 1930's depression or backwoods, redneck, hillbilly word with the same meaning! Too funny, Sarah. Love your words!

Babooshka said...

Oh yes. In much use at the moment. I am trying to teach the difference between Brummie and Black Country here in return for Manx words. I think I'll get Bostin officially classed as A Manx word soon.

Heather said...

Fellow Brit in the USA here! I'm skint too!

Winifred said...

I think just about everybosy will be skint before long. Maybe Barack and Gordon will come up with some bright ideas. One would be giving those obnoxious greedy prats in the banks a good kicking where it hurts, their pockets.

Thud said...

As a scouser over in California everyday life is made interesting every time I open my mouth.

Sarah said...

Haha I have often used this word. Great bwotd!

Mmm said...

All these words I never even think of until I see them here. Another good one.