Lad                   Boy

Ladder                Run (in stockings)

Ladies'               Lady's room

Ladybird              Ladybug

Lay-by                Rest stop

Lead                  Leash

Leader                Editorial

Legless               Drunk

Lemonade              Carbonated beverage

Lift                  Elevator

Lollipop lady         Crossing guard

Loo                   Bathroom

Lorry                 Truck

Lounge                Living Room


Mac                   See mackintosh

Mackintosh            Raincoat

Mange tout            Snow peas

Marmite               Yeast extract

Marrow                Squash

Match                 Game

Mean                  Stingy

Mince                 Ground beef

Minder                Babysitter

Minder                Bodyguard

Motorway              Highway

Muesli                Granola


Nail varnish          Nail polish

Naff                  Worthless or unfashionable

Naff off              Go away

Nappy                 Diaper

Natter (noun or verb) Chat

Naturist              Nudist

Naughts and crosses   Tic-Tac-Toe

Nick                  (verb) Steal, (noun) prison

  In good nick          In good condition

Number plate          License Plate

Nutter                Kook


OAP                   Senior citizen

Off                   Spoiled

Off license           Liquor store

Old age pensioner     Senior citizen

Over the moon         Elated

Over the top          Carried away


Page 3 girl           Model (of sorts)

Panda car             Police car

Pants                 Panties or briefs

Paracetamol           Acetaminophen

Paraffin              Kerosene

Paralytic             Drunk

Parting               Part

Pavement              Sidewalk

Peckish               Hungry

Pelican crossing      Pedestrian crossing

Petrol                Gas

Pickle                Relish

Pilchards             Sardines

Pinch                 Steal

Pissed                Drunk

Pitch                 Playing field

Plait                 Braid

Plimsolls             Sneakers

Plonk                 Wine (cheap)

Post (noun or verb)   Mail

Postal code           Zip code

Postgraduate student  Graduate student

Power point           Electrical outlet

Pram                  Baby carriage

Prat                  Jerk

Presenter             Newscaster

Press up              Push up

Pub                   Bar

Public school         Private school

Pudding               Dessert

Pulses                Beans

Pumps                 Sneakers

Put down              Put to sleep

Put paid to           Put an end to

Pyrenean Mountain     Great Pyrenees