I love "fancy" as in "Do you fancy him?" It implies "Having a crush" without having to ask an adult if they're indulging in something as juvenile as a crush. I also like "knickers". Because I don't like our word for that item of clothing. I wish it would be more widely accepted here so I could use it without fear of being pretentious.
That article was massively brilliant!
I'm a big fan of "pear-shaped", having been involved in far too many projects that have gone such. And is there any phrase more evocative than "mutton dressed as lamb"?
Oh, sod off.
I'm generally for this, and would like it to be true, but have to point out that "that sort of London glottal stop" has been happening all over North Manhattan, BX and Queens for decades. (Ask any Tribe Called Quest fan.)
I think it's all a load of bollocks.
A lot of women [people] seem to have an aversion to the word panties, which is, of course, your right, and theirs. Could you explain the basis for your aversion (and not necessarily that of all people [women].)? I was at a wedding once, and a very attractive woman said to me just out of earshot of my wife, "I just wanted you to know, that I'm not wearing any knickers." I'm a fan of the word knickers and like it better than panties, but I don't dislike panties.
Me? I just don't like it and can't explain why exactly. Don't like the sound of it. Too me it SOUNDS fussy and prissy. Knickers sounds fun and cute. I usually say "underwear."