Bootneck Slang Dictionary

Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route

Mark Stevens

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!!

Swamp:                     Urinate

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.

Waz:                          Brilliant

Wet:                           Hot drink.

Wrap:                        To give up.


Hope this clears everything up now!!

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