Mark is a member of the 65 Degrees North team which successfully summited Kilimanjaro in Feb 2016.
Thank you for all helping make Kili a remarkable and memorable experience. I have so many great memories, although some less memorable ones on the last day – especially the last hour on summit day!!
As promised here is the bootneck slang dictionary for you to try out on your family, friends and work colleagues:
Beasting: Give someone a hard time; physically thrash someone.
Bite: To get someone on a bite; to kid somebody.
Bone: Someone who is stupid.
Chad: Really rubbish; you’re dress sense is chad.
Common dog: Common sense; again can be amplified using F*ck – use your common dog f*ck.
Devil dodger: Padre
Dhobi: To wash yourself or your clothes.
Dit: A story
Drip: To moan about something or someone
Eyebrows: To confirm the genuine dit; if it is proved wrong the instigator of the ‘gen dit’ loses his eyebrows.
Flash: To lose your temper.
Foofoo powder: Being Welsh this will come as a shock!! It means foot powder!!
Gen dit to: Say this really is true; gen dit, I heard that…normally followed in response by eyebrows?
Goffer: This has three meanings; cold drink, big wave or to hit someone. So you could be having a goffer when I was goffered by a goffer.
Gopping: Disgusting; that person was turbo gopping.
Hanging out: Very tired.
Hoofing: Good, quality
Honking: Dirty, horrible; can be used to describe a person or item.
Icers: Very cold; icers goffer.
Minging: Very drunk, can also be used to describe someone who is horrible; he/she is a minger.
Mucker: Good mate.
Nutty: Sweets, chocolate.
Pongo: Someone from the Army; where the Army goes, the pong goes.
Ping: To ‘volunteer’ someone.
Proffers: A long term loan of an item using dubious methods (not from an individual but from the stores etc)
Queens: Same meaning as eyebrows; cannot be disrespected and if questioned with ‘eyebrows’ or ‘queens’ the truth must be told.
Redders/red pigs: Really hot; I am Harry red pigs.
Run Ashore: A night out on the town.
Sippers: To share a drink; give us sippers mucker.
Snap one off: Ask Ceri!!
Threaders: Not happy; again can be used with Turbo ie turbo threaders, really hacked off.
Turbo: Used to amplify ‘Hoofing; i.e turbo hoofing; not to be beaten, the very best.
Wet: Hot drink.
Wrap: To give up.
Hope this clears everything up now!!