To hang out – English slang

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Example sentences from the web:

  • Since he got a girlfriend he stopped hanging out with his friends.

  • Byron and some of the other poetic dudes are planning to hang out at Jack Straws before we go to sup. Like to join us?

  • You still hang out at the pool hall?

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Whatever – English slang

Whatever

Example sentences from the web:

  • Boy: I am exhausted today. Looking forward to going home and doing nothing, hopefully, you’re up for the same?
    Girl: Yeah, whatever.
  • Whatever. It’s like you want to get your heart broken again.
  • Whateverjust another reason we made the right decision.

An interesting discussion on this topic: When did “Whatever.” begin to be used as a sentence?

Notice that ‘whatever’ has other meanings. It can be used as an adverb, a conjunction, a determiner, or a pronoun.
As a pronoun it introduces a relative clause and its meaning is: ‘everything‘; ‘anything that‘. For example: Do whatever he asks you to. As an adjective, it means ‘of any kind‘; ‘in any amount‘; ‘no matter what‘. For example, I saw no point whatever in continuing. Furthermore, we use it in questions as a synonym of ‘what’, but with more emphasis.
For example: Whatever do you mean? = What do you mean? ‘Whatever’ is also used as a conjunction. In this case, it connects two clauses: I won’t go there, whatever he says.

“Knackered” – British slang

Knackered

Example sentences from the web:

  • The rider forgot to eat before the last climb of the day and he was completely knackered half way up
  • I helped my parents with house chores today. I’m too knackered to join you for dinner, I’m sorry.
  • She has finished the book. Then she fell asleep immediately, she was so knackered!

“Butty; buttie” – British slang

butty - buttie

Example sentences from the web:

  • Get yourself a piece of bread, I’ll make you a chip butty.
  • Give us an egg butty and don’t break the yolk.
  • “What’ve you got for your dinner?”
    “Cheese butties.”

Notice that you could also hear the term ‘sarnie’ (British slang) referring to a sandwich.

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Example sentence from the web:

  • Do us a favour, pop to the shops and get us a sarnie.