1. Saying "Mug"
Usually used to refer to someone’s face or a particularly gullible person, NOT the drinking cup or the actual physical act of robbing some poor thing. It’s also used between good friends, so don’t go blurting it out to the local hardman unless you want to get floored.
2. We're polite to people we DON't like and insult the people we do like
Think Inbetweeners-esque banter. That’s right, we love taunting and roasting our dear friends to no end, I mean if you can’t do that, then what’s the point of being friends in the first place? Now get the next round in you f%@*!. Good lad.
3. OUR CABBIE CHAT
Both questions are signs of top class British friendlieness to our cabbie friends. And getting in their good books is in our interests of course as well, just in case one of your mates spews up in the back or you try to sneak some lamb kebabs in the backseats after a particularly boozy sesh.
4. SAYING "SORRY" A LOT
Well, what scally just barges past without saying some form of apology? Have some manners and just say ‘sorry’. Just to make sure they heard you, say it four times. Just to be on the safe side you know?
It’s all about the intonation on “mate” here.‘Exophoria’ is spot on when it comes to showing how versatile the emotions behind my “mate” can be said with. “Mate” is also the crushing word that many a lad has heard from a girl that friend zones you. Gutted.
6. shouting "WHAYYYYYYY!!"
Not just in a restaurant. It’s everywhere really. And not just when you drop something, if you fall over and make a similar gaffe, be prepared to hear that wailing ‘whaaayyyyy!!!’ booming into your eardrums. It’s a classic British playground taunt that stays with us when we become adults. How mature eh?
7. OUR LOVE AFFAIR WITH CHIPS
Well you know what? Have some chips on the menu then and there would be no problems.
8. "GET IN THERE"
You’re right HerpJersey, we do use this as a phrase. Good observation Sherlock. We do it to celebrate winning at something however big, small, or even over the most trivial matter. You might also hear it occasionally from a bunch of lads who see that one of their mates who’s attempting to chat someone up in ‘spoons. “GET IN THERE MY SAN”.
9. MEASURING OUR BODY WEIGHT IN STONES
How much do you weigh?
“About 11 and a half stone”
What’s that in pounds?
10. "Cheers, thanks, bye!"
Well, cause it's just nice isn't it?