Just finished watching Attack the Block and found it surprisingly refreshing after a dismal run of rather badly done invasion films. I’ll write a longer review later, but one thing that was interesting was some of the South London street slang that was prevalent in the film. For those who are thinking of watching, here is a cheat sheet I made up of some of the slang.
Allow it - don't worry, leave it. Bangers - fireworks Believe - Accept something as true. Bare - many, a lot, large number Brap, blat - sound of a gunshot, bang Bruv - brother, friend Bully van - police van Butters - ugly Ends - neighborhood, area Fam - close friends, family Feds - police, government Innit - isn't it Murked/Merked - killed, or badly defeated Ps - £ British pounds Peak - impending danger Po Pos - police Shiv - knife, stabbed. Strap - a gun, get armed The block - housing estate, tower block. Wagwan - what's up? Wraps - paper used for carrying drugs, usually cocaine Big Gorilla Wolf Motherfuckers - alienHere is my review of Attack the Block.]]>