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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Feeling Knackered

I'm sitting here this morning, after reading my email and drinking my coffee, thinking about whether I have a blog in me to share today.  



I just couldn't think of anything interesting to share and then I thought to myself that I'm just too knackered to write today.  Hahaha.  I had to laugh at myself.  "Knackered."  Now I'm thinking in British Slang.  Kind of like when you start dreaming in a foreign language they say you have mastered it.  

I watch a lot of British TV and some of the blogs I read are written by British bloggers.  Somewhere along the line, I seem to have assimilated some British slang into my own way of thinking.  (I quite like the term "Bloody" too but haven't figure out if it is a curse word.) 

Anway, I just thought "Knackered" was a lovely way to describe the tired (mentally and physically) why I was feeling.  Do you have any foreign terms, or worse, old-foggy words you use to describe feelings, likes or dislikes? 





8 comments:

  1. "Knackered" is a term we still hear quite often in Canada too, at least among older people (like my parents' generation). It does indeed mean tired and exhausted, but the imagery comes from the process of removing testicles ("knackers") from male animals i.e. removing the "source" of their vitality and strength. A similar expression used to refer to kicking someone in the knackers or, as my Dad always pronounced it, "KER-nackers," lol. I am still known to use these phrases myself, lol.

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  2. I’m a Newfoundlander and we have our own Dictionary of Newfoundland English. My grandmother said “I’m all in,” if she felt knackered like you do today.

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  3. 'Spent'. When I'm stired, that's usually the word I use, lol.

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  4. BrE /ˈblʌdi/ ; NAmE /ˈblʌdi/ [only before noun] (British English, taboo, slang) a swear word that many people find offensive that is used to emphasize a comment or an angry statement Don't be such a bloody fool. That was a bloody good meal!

    Barbara - when my friend and former boss who is from the UK said bloody he told me it was the equivalent to we Yanks saying the F word. So there ya go.

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  5. "Plum tuckered" is my go to when really tired though I can see me adopting knackered. My favorite British saying is "Gobsmacked". It just seems to say it all when I am "blown away."

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  6. We just say we are "bushed" or "whupped." Or, "have no ambition whatsoever." I get that way more than I'd like to:)

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  7. Carol from Scotland here. Bloody is short for by Our Lady, referring to the Virgin Mary. It has become a mild swear word but not as bad as the F word.

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  8. I usually say "I'm pooped", but I think "I'm knackered" is much better. ;) Hugs.

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