In Scottish English, 'ming' is an old word for a bad smell, so originally 'minging' meant 'smelly' - as it still can. But of course calling someone smelly is a perfect way of insulting them, and around the year 2000 British teenagers started using it more broadly to mean 'disgusting'.
In Australia the word Minge refers to the female pubic hair and gets its name from the combination of the words Moot and Fringe.
Something unpleasant, unappetising, or highly unattractive might be described as "minging." The term comes from the Scottish slang word "ming," meaning faeces.
Rubber. This is an informal way of saying condom on the US – so a rubber is a contraceptive. We just call them condoms in the UK.
Just a form of address. The term 'guv' or 'governor' is most commonly used for a reason by manual tradespeople, to denote the person paying their bill, or the person who orders and accepts their work, to distinguish from the tenant, the property's legal owner, and so on.
Guv is used by prisoners in the UK as a respectful (but informal, even friendly) form of address for male prison officers of all ranks. Female officers are addressed as miss, regardless of their marital status.
This usage is/was common in parts of England, mainly northern England as far as I'm aware. The "our" is effectively referring to 'our family'. In the examples given from Keeping Up Appearences, the words are usually being spoken by Rose's mother or father, and hence "our Rose" would refer to their (joint) daughter.
10 Things You Should Never Say To a British Person
It is considered very rude to push ahead in a line. Do not shout or be loud in public places and don't use excessive, demonstrative hand gestures when speaking. Staring is considered impolite. Do not be too casual, especially with the English language.
If they act offended or confused, accuse them of being a snob. If they say they don't really know, ask them how much money they make. If they won't tell you, or they laugh it off, accuse them of being a snob. When you are in a pub, take one sip of a pint, spit it out ostentatiously and then ask for a Bud Lite.
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Most British people do pronounce the T (and certainly don't change it to a D like the disgraceful American habit!) But a few rather unpleasant accents, like Lutonian, replace it with a glottal stop. So the place name as spoken by a native isn't “Luton”, it's “Lu'on”.
If you're with your friends. You can say alright for example all right Ellie. You could also sayMoreIf you're with your friends. You can say alright for example all right Ellie. You could also say hello mate.
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