Video: Atlanta Hawks learn exotic British slang

, on December 18, 2013 , 3:00PM


The stated reasons for the Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets playing a real regular season game in London is something to do with expanding global reach, growing an international fan base and blah blah blah all that kind of stuff. But personally, after seeing these videos that the Hawks did, I kind of think the real reason is so that these guys can learn some new trash talk, then bring it back stateside to utilize in their games from here on out. I mean, if Al Horford starts calling all of his nemeses “Skimbleshanks” or a “Barmy Berk,” it might not make sense but at least it’s nicer than anything coming out of Kevin Garnett’s mouth. One game that’s a half-day around the globe is a small price to pay for NBA games sounding both cleaner and way more like “Mary Poppins.”


Couple more terms after the jump.




(via Irish Mirror/Colm Heaney)

10 Responses to “Video: Atlanta Hawks learn exotic British slang”

  1. nick says:

    hahahaha, gobby!
    that certainly means a different thing in Australia

  2. Dave says:

    DeMarre is great.

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  4. Keenan says:

    I live in London and I only kew the meaning of the last two. I do use ‘knackered’ all the time though.

  5. Teej says:

    Haha. Man, the Brits have some freaking weird slang. Granted, they probably feel the same about us.

  6. John says:

    I’m English so I knew them all, but you don’t say ‘I am a gobby’; it is an adjective, so you would say, ‘I’m gobby’. I never knew that we only say ‘knackered’ in England though, I thought it was a common word.

  7. nick says:

    we say knackered in Australia too, but it means getting hit in the neither regions

  8. ken says:

    i spent 13 years in the UK and i have never heard of wazzockand collywobbles……. lol

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