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Blether

Monday, August 7, 2017. Daily Brit Wit.Blether: Verb, chiefly ScottishTalk in a long winded-way without making much sense.NounLong winded talk with no real substance."Her head is piercing, low and dull thuds in time to her arrhythmia and children squawking for her undivided attention. She presses the left heel to her temple and catches the pacifier… Continue reading Blether

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Have someone on

Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Daily Brit Wit.Have someone on: Phrasal verb, informal Try to make someone believe something that is untrue, especially as a joke. "The sniggering and giggling flares up, muffled yet noticeable, as it volleys between lilting crescendos and decrescendos. 'You--you're having me on, aren't you?' A dark-haired teen sputters, gives a firm shake of her head… Continue reading Have someone on

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Bard

Friday, July 7, 2017. Daily Brit Wit.Bard: Noun, archaic or literary A poet, traditionally one reciting epics and associated with a particular oral tradition. Also, generally "the Bard" refers to William Shakespeare. "She's helping her best mate dust her bookshelves and she's torn between literally dusting and eyeing the contents of the shelves. Mostly, she has been all… Continue reading Bard

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Answerphone

Friday, June 30, 2017. Daily Brit Wit.Answerphone: NounA telephone answering machine; voicemail."Friday night and I'm down at the pub, which honestly isn't unusual for me. I'm a social drinker and considering my social life is rather... lackadaisical, the inner social drinker is as lazy. It also probably needs to be said I'm a lightweight. But I… Continue reading Answerphone