I've been reading a lot of British chick lit lately and I have to say, I really love the way those people talk. A few of my favorite British terms:
--Brilliant: Meaning something that's really great. Now I finally understand why Simon Cowell kept saying performances on Idol were "brilliant" because I really didn't think any of them were that smart.
--Chucked: Sounds so much better saying that your boyfriend chucked you than that you got dumped
--Mobile: Meaning your cell phone. You don't call someone's cell, you dial their mobile.
--Flat: This sounds like a really swank apartment, but I guess it's just a regular apartment.
--Tart: I think this is the equivalent of hussy. And they also say "tarted up," which I think is cute.
--Takeaway: Meaning takeout. Especially takeaway curry.
--Shattered: I think this means tired.
--Fancy: I fancy you.
Why couldn't I be British? I'd be so brilliant at it.