5/15/09

Brit' Word of the Day

Today's BWOTD is a great one:

"There's no need to get shirty" or

"Well I think that's a little bit shirty don't you?"

'Shirty' = Aggressive or Obnoxious

This is a frequently used word all over England and guaranteed to draw totally blank looks here! I could have used this a couple of times yesterday to refer to others I had to deal with, not colleagues I hasten to add.

10 comments:

Denise said...

Love it, I haven't heard that expression in ages.

SweetPeaSurry said...

As I am an HUGE anglophile and AVID chatter, I was actually familiar with 'shirty' although I haven't get incorporated it into my venacular!!! I'm such a dork like that though, I'll probably be saying it all the time now.

Pam said...

I love that word and have no idea how it came into being. So is school out now???? I've been a bit shirty myself this week with some folks who caught me when (a) not feeling well; (b) super busy; (c) thoughts elsewhere. Mybad.

The Factory said...

Hello sweetie, are you well ?

karen said...

Hi Sarah, haven't heard that one for ages!! Been catching up on all your lots of posts. great geocaching drama, and yes, I also have a fear of snakes in the loo, especially living here!

LadyFi said...

Great expression. We also say: Keep your shirt on! Or. Keep you hair on! I love those expressions too.

Expat mum said...

Since one of the kids (nameless of course) has been regarding homework as optional these past few weeks, I've been issuing the threat that if s/he doesn't "pull his/her socks up", there will be consequences. People (Americans) have been giving me some very strange looks.

richies said...

I have a Canadian friend who uses the word "snarky" that seems to have a similiar meaning

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Lynn said...

Haha! I've never heard that one before but I love it.

RamblingMother said...

Stopping by from SITS. intersting word, wonder where it started?