[Idiom] Some fun current slang, both British and American

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Brit slang partially decoded. Urban dictionary says ledge is short for legend.
 

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And we are living in very different times from the ones I grew up in- there were no alternative to curry when drunk back in the day, when we was young, etc. Though curry at 'Spoons, a pub chain, words fail me- I'll go to Nandos.
 

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For the benefit of learners, the pub chain in question is actually called Wetherspoons, but it's frequently shorted to 'Spoons. Why anyone would go anywhere except a specialist curryhouse (commonly referred to in the UK as "an Indian restaurant" even though the majority are owned and staffed by people of Bangladeshi origin) is beyond me.
 

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That use of cheeky was a revelation to me.
 

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Why anyone would go anywhere except a specialist curryhouse is beyond me.

Two important things to remember about Wetherspoons:

1) You can get a curry at lunchtime.
2) It's £8.45 for a tikka masala and a pint.

:-D
 

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As an aside, chicken tikka masala, which I believe has now displaced haggis as the national dish of Scotland, is quite unknown in India. It was actually invented in Scotland or England.
 

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I'm happy for the Shish Mahal restaurant in Glasgow to take the praise/blame for that.

Haggis is, however, great.
 

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