Lady Luck Speaks

Desi dating and desires from the doctor of delight.

Friday, May 11, 2007

HiStories - How many of these have you heard of?

Boys and girls - I'd like to take this procreastination opportunity to re-iterate a babydoc's life isn't just an academic one.

I believe it's educative in a number of ways, most notably so when thinking about the human condition. After all, we are treating people NOT diseases, something our erstwhile colleagues in countries without communication skills tend to forget!

Our educators come from all walks of life, some with, but most without a medical background. It's possible to put forward an argument for patients being the best learning materials, since medicine is very much a craft speciality, with textbooks and teacher support as guidance as opposed to doctrine.

We are continually reminded that seventy-five percent of a diagnosis can be made from the interpretation of a patient's words into doctor-speak prior to an examining finger being laid on the patient. Consequently, it's immensely helpful if you know exactly what your patient is talking about.

London is a cosmopolitan city with 300 years-worth of immigration to speak of. Our language is diverse, influenced, no doubt by the presence of every nationality in the melting pot the majority of us know and love. As a result, the walk of life you come from makes its' presence felt in your speech, such as accent, heredity, fluency in other languages and areas/social groups you've mixed substantially with. Up to five percent of our patients don't speak English either, so consultations with an interpreter/the much-maligned language line service are a reality we've all gotten used to.

The best consultations take place when both parties are able to build a rapport sufficient to communicate their greatest concerns most effectively. To optimise my street-cred, I've had to sit through a number of outpatient clinics and bus-rides to make sure I'm down with the kidz. Since a number of my colleagues are allergic to buses, urban music, Ali G and take-away joints, I'm pretty confident I'd bang most of them out a street-speak battle. Here's a list of some of the terms I should've clocked over my six years in town. I got approximately half of them right.

Don't say I don't help the newcomers ;)

  • WHIP - a mode/form of transport
  • SICK - a positive expresion which could highlight a desirable event
  • BRE/BRUV - a brother of the race you belong to
  • MAN DEM - the male homosapian
  • ON ROAD - varied translations e.g. sickest bre on road. meaning sickest guy around
  • LOCK DOWN - an event/person/thing which is considered to be under control/in good hands
  • BUTTERS - ugly
  • BUFF - good looking
  • TONK - Muscular/ fat people
  • OHHH SHITT - expression showing concurence/happyness/sadness or any other expression desired by the user.
  • HIT THAT - To do something

  • BRAPPPP - an expression showing great excitment/ mimiking the actions of the gun community
  • BARE - alot
  • THE GAME - everyday life/sport/womenising/anything e.g. your a serious guy in the game....but what is the game....bruv i am the game
  • BANGING - sick/good or a descpriction an attractive girl5-0 - the police
  • YOU KNOW THAT - when an observation has been made and agreed upon.
  • GIRL DEM - a desired women
  • BABYLONS/RACK - two features of the female upper body located in the chest region. in context.....check dem babs
  • TO FEEL IT - to want to do something/ to desire context..shit, u feel that girl dem.

  • GAS/RAPS - extremely fast e.g dave is fucking raps, he's a gas man.
  • YOU BEST RECOGNISE - you better understand what i am saying.
  • SERIOUS CAT - man on his chirps game; a great white in the sharking game.
  • CHIRPS - to chat up or flirt with a desired individual.
  • POTENT/AGG - a descriptive word showing a strong positive feeling/fact. in context........that is absolutely potent/agg.
  • GASH - a female genital area
  • SHANK - to knife someone
  • BANG HIM OUT - to knock someone out
  • EASY - a common greeting in everyday life in london. in context.....easyyyyy now
  • WOOD - the male genital sex organ
  • SPARK - to punch some one
  • TAP THAT - To have sexual relations with the opposite sex.

  • BRUCK UP - objects being destroyed. in context.....that shit got bruck up
  • SKET - undesirable member of the female gender/often diseased and a carrier of viruses
  • CHI CHI MAN - a homosexual
  • CLOCKED - to have observed and/or taken note of something
  • PIECE - male genitalia
  • SKEEN/SEEN - when an observation has been understood.
  • LATER - a remark made after seeing something extraordinary
  • DOUG or DOUGGY - to imply that something is shit or a person is a looser eg, 'that breh was so doug'
  • CREASE - to find something amusing/to laugh
  • MERKED - when someone or something is destroyed. In context.......Shit that bre got merked..OR, in sexual context...That girl got merked.
  • MILITANT - meaning stern, difficult or hard

  • BATTY - word of a descriptive nature, often used in relation to someone with homosexual tendencies. In context....batty bre...OR, can be used to describe a females' rear end.
  • COTCH - to relax
  • YARD - a place of residence
  • BLUD - a gangster london term for mate
  • RINSED - an over use of a particular activity/to be mimicked to an extreme level
  • HOODRAT - a commonly used phrase for a male/female who roam the streets often sporting reebock workouts, hoodies and burberry caps.
  • BOYD - when someone has been verabally or physically defeated, either through an insult or violent behaviour.
  • BIG - an emphatic statement of positive approval
  • ARMS - to possess the power overide any desired individual

  • WASTEMAN - an all around loser,a sad character, a bad egg, a failure, a burden on society
  • TOOLED UP - carrying weapons capable of destruction
  • WASTEGASH - female version of wasteman
  • CHAPPING - Cold.Often preceeded by "bare"or "pierre"
  • SHOOK - scared or nervous. e.g "Man got shook" or "Girl got shook"
  • SECKLE-wait a second
  • BAIT - when something is obvious
  • SAFE - either a greeting (e.g. safe blud) or meaning something or someone's positive/ good (e.g. he's bare safe)
  • LONG - To be complex, time consuming or arduous in nature.


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