My Meanderings

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


A sampling of some common Iron Kingdom slang:

Bang Out of Order phrs. Totally unacceptable
Blag, Blagged v. to steal. “The dimwit blagged from a bleeding’ churchie, ‘e did!”
Bloke n. A man. “What’s that dodgy bloke up to?”
Bloody adj./adv. An intensifier. “That bloody idiot needs a good thumping.”
Boinker n. A male, often used in lieu of ‘fellow’. “I dunno. Didn’t say his name, come to think of it. Just some boinker down at the pub.”
Boxy adj. To grow restless or go crazy. “We got ta move from this hidey-hole. Marag’s getting’ all boxy like.”
Bum n. Buttocks. “My bum’s a bit sore after riding all day.”
Bum-Fluff n. Adolescent facial hair; very insulting to a dwarf. “You call that bum-fluff a beard?”
Chuffed adj. Very pleased. “I was dead chuffed to awarded that knighthood.”
Churchie n. A man of the cloth: cleric. “That there bloke’s a Menite churchie, eh? Looks chummy.”
Clapped Out adj. Worn out amchinery. “That old steamjack’s a clapped out piece o’ scrap.”
Dead adv. Very. “I’m dead happy we escaped those farrow.”
Dodgy adj. Risky, suspicious. “I don’t trust the man. He seems really dodgy.”
Dreg n. Derog. 1. A desicable, worthless person. “Don’t waste your time with that filthy Marag, old girl. He’s not but a dreg with amind for your jubbies!” 2. Least desirable portion; refuse. “I’ll be humped! Those dodgy blokes left nothing of that roast boar for us but the dregs!”
Fob, Fob Off v., phrs. To deceive or to put off or appease through deceit or evasiveness. “That little strump pulled a fast one and fobbed Marag of but good! Heh-heh.”
Get Stuffed! v. Get lost! “Leave me alone, and get stuffed!”
Git n. Derog. An contemptible person. “That’s nasty thing to do, you complete and utter git!”
Gubbins n. Paraphernalia, miscellaneous stuff. “That steamjack engineer had a lot of gubbins in his toolbox.”
Halfhead n. Derog. Foolish person. “You go out carousin’ wit’ those halfheads again and you’re likely ta get kilt.”
Halfjob n. adj. Poorly made or unfinished mechanika. “You’da wet yer kecks if ye’d seen the halfjob come crawling outta that tomb! I fink ol’ Pendrake called it some ‘iron lich’ or some sort.”
Hole n. A distusting place. “Don’t go to Marag’s place, it’s a bit of a hole.”
Jackhead n. Steamjack worker. “Momma always said one jackhead’s as filthy as the other ‘un.”
Knackered adj. Tired, exhausted, ruined. “Sorry, I can’t go on, I’m bloody knackered.”
Lippy adj. Impertinent, mouthy. “Right, that’s it, you lippy arse! Eat this!”
Lug-Hole n. The ear. “Bend yer lug-holes this way, and listen.”
Manky adj. Disgusting, dirty. “Ugh! Don’t touch that copse, it’s manky!”
Mechastuff n. Mechanika. “Oy, but that bridge is run by mechastuff, right? So’s you don’t have the right pass code, you’re going bloody nowhere.”
Nip n. To go quickly. “Look, just got to nip off for a sec’. I’ll be back soon.”
Not Give A Toss v. phrs. To not care at all. “ Sorry, but I don’t give a toss what your problem is.”
Nut v. To headbutt. “I’ll nut ya one if ya look at me like that again!”
Pips n. Currency. “Marag’s willin’ to pay a load o’ pips fer this job, eh?”
Poxy adj. Rubbishy, of poor quality. “Of all the poxy luck! I had to end up in a cave-in with you!”
Pub n. Inn or tavern. Abb, for Public House. “Right, now to spend all those gold pieces! Off to the pub we go!”
Rummy adj. Odd; peculiar. “What a rummy little burgh thisis!”
Snog v. n. To kiss lustfully. “Fancy a snog, big boy?”
Sod n. Derog. A despicable person. “You are the most annoying sod I’ve ever met!” 2. A pitiable person. “I just saw your wife go off with that troll, you poor sod.”
Sod-all n. adj. Nothing. “Trust Marag to do sod-all when is help is needed.”
Steamo n. Anyone that works with steam mechanika. “terrific! That scenario knows his mechastuff back’ard and for’ard, eh? Le’t’s move!”
Stroppy adj. Bad tempered. “Don’t get stroppy with me, ya bum fluff-faced dwarf!”
Ta exclam. Thank you. “Ta for the help, me old mucker.”
Tosser n. Idiot. “Don’t be a tosser, Marag. You’ve got no chance with Alexia.”
Trog n. An ugly or coarse individual. Abbrv. Og troglodyte. “Your husband’s a real trog.”
Wank n. 1. Rubbish, nonsense. “This new suit of armor is a pile of wank!”
Wanker n. Derog. A contemptible person. “Get lost, wanker!”
Wazzock n. Derog. Cretin. “I can’t believe you did that, you wazzock!”


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