Hi! I watched a British film. There were two Brtions talking each other friendly about betting on horse race. They were not familiar with eath. One man said, "You are lucky old sod". The other man was not offended by his words at all.
I looked up 'sod' in Cambridge Dictionary . I think definition #2 is close to my context. I wonder how I should use this word and would not offend people.
Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Presssod (UNPLEASANT)
1 UK OFFENSIVE something or someone considered unpleasant or difficult:
Apparently he's a sod to work for.
What did you do that for, you stupid sod?
It was a sod of a car to repair.
2 UK OFFENSIVE used to show that you think that someone has done better than they should:
He's won again - the lucky sod!
3 UK INFORMAL used to or about someone that you feel sympathy for:
The poor old sod - I don't suppose he's got a home.
Last edited by thedaffodils; 10-Oct-2008 at 10:56.
Thank you for your advice.
You'll also hear similar things like 'you're a lucky bugger'.