2. Bollocks (I have always liked this word ever since the first day I started this blog. For some reason. I just like saying it.)
1. Hard cheese
"Peckish seagulls are causing carnage by ripping open rubbish sacks before binmen can collect them." (And take them to the tip? One assumes.) Oh, to be a binman. I could write an ode to a binman. I once owned a book called Alleyman. Very different than Alley Oop, I'll tell you.
And the carnage of the gulls (another movie title candidate if ever there was one) makes me shirty, though the thought of them getting enough to eat chuffs me to no end.
Americans usually use the word obstreperous rather than saying stroppy. At least the ones wearing the dodgy bow ties do. In fact, I think stroppy is just a bastardization of obstreperous. The British are good bastardizers. With words, I mean.
Dogsbody. Ain't it the truth. Me through and through. Me'n Adullamite. Dogsbody comes from sailors of old who were fed Pease porridge. Pease porridge hot, pease porridge cold... etc. Well that's dried peas boiled in a bag. Maybe a gull-carnaged bag, for all I know. You have to understand Cockney rhyming slang to get the connection. I ain't and I don't. Are there still Cockneys in existence? Truly?
Aussies would call a stunned mullet shambolic, I suppose. The dictionary used Amy Winehouse's recent concert attempt as an example of it. Like if you finally see the flashing red lights behind you and the cops try to make you take a test on the side of the road and you just turn into Leon Spinks and go "Friggy Diggy" I guess that would be borderline shambolic.
"Bit of hard cheese, those pesky aneurisms," he said as his friend slumped.
Wonky? This whole post is borderline wonky.
Thank you Merriam-Webster dot com.