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Sod

Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Daily Brit Wit.

Sod: 

Noun, vulgar slang, chiefly British

An unpleasant or obnoxious person. A person of a specific kind. Something that is difficult or causes problems. 

"You flutter around aimlessly, too much energy bunching up inside your muscles and neurons, perhaps making a lesser person nervous but only resulting in you pacing. Up and down, backward and forward, you circuit the conference room and try blocking out the pitying and sympathetic whisperings.

'Did you hear about Sergeant…?'

'Yeah, his daughter…'

'It's a kidnapping, right…'

'No ransom…' 

'Looks to be linked to the Miller-Lewis case…'

'Poor sod, just look at 'em…'

It doesn't work. Your co-workers mean well…mostly…and yet you can't concentrate on the case because they won't stop yammering! 

You whirl around to yell at them but that's when your superior officer reappears. She's grim, but determined and your heart slam-stutter-stops. Her firm nod alleviates your worst fears marginally and she's kind enough to allow you to tag along (despite protocol). But not the raid."

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9 thoughts on “Sod

    1. Yes. I’ll use the phrase “sod off” later on. Some words will appear to be repeated because in different contexts, words and phrases have different meanings. That’s fun to know! I truly enjoy learning about various cultural norms and phrases. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    1. The best part about sod is there’s other ways to use the word; and other phrases to go with it. For words like sod, I chose to only define a fraction of the word/phrase and then will return later on to finish it off. Sod is an excellent word to describe others and one’s self. Thank you for taking the time to comment!

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